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Centre provides ‘Z’ security cover to AIMIM chief Owaisi after firing at his convoy

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Centre provides ‘Z’ security cover to AIMIM chief Owaisi after firing at his convoy

NEW DELHI: The Central government has decided to provide ‘Z’ category security cover to Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, a day after shots were fired at his car while he was returning to Delhi after campaigning in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut.

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According to sources, which cited highly reliable sources, the Federal Government of India has reviewed the security of AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi and provided him with Z category security by the CRPF with immediate effect.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi was in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh`s Meerut for campaigning on Thursday when his car was attacked. The AIMIM leader had said that he will raise the issue of a security breach and attack on his convoy in Parliament on Friday.

According to sources, Owaisi will meet Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to discuss the issue.

Meanwhile, two men have been arrested allegedly for firing at All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi`s convoy when he was leaving Meerut`s Kithoudh area for Delhi after poll campaigning.

“Two persons have been arrested for firing on AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi`s convoy while he was returning to Delhi after campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. The investigation is underway,” Superintendent of Police Hapur, Deepak Bhuker said.

Bhuker informed that the accused were hurt by Owaisi`s “anti-Hindu” statements. Akbaruddin Owaisi, brother of Asaduddin, also reached Delhi late Thursday night.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi was in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh`s Meerut for campaigning on Thursday when the incident took place.

The Uttar Pradesh assembly election for the 403 assembly seats would be held in seven phases from February 10 to March 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

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