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Govt decides to give 'Z' category security by CRPF commandos to Asaduddin Owaisi

The decision came a day after his car was allegedly fired upon in Hapur
Asaduddin Owaisi.
Asaduddin Owaisi.
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Our Bureau, PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 04.02.22, 12:27 PM

The government on Friday decided to provide 'Z' category security by commandos of the CRPF to prominent Muslim leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.

Official sources said the CRPF commandos will be deployed for the security of Owaisi round-the-clock.

The decision to grant 'Z' category security to the chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) came a day after his car was allegedly fired upon in Hapur while he was returning to Delhi after attending election-related events in western Uttar Pradesh.

No one was injured in the incident, Owaisi had said while urging the Election Commission to ensure an independent probe into the incident.

Two people been arrested for firing at his convoy at Meerut's Kithoudh area, police said.

Uttar Pradesh's Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar had said one person involved in the episode has been arrested and a pistol seized from him.

The accused will now be presented in court and police would seek their custody. 

Visuals tweeted by Mr Owaisi from the toll plaza showed two bullet holes on his white SUV, which remains at the spot. The third bullet allegedly hit a tyre. The MP left the area in another car.

The AIMIM leader had addressed a public meeting in Meerut while campaigning for the Uttar Pradesh election starting February 10.



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