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Akbaruddin’s custody extended till 19 Feb

Forensic experts on Tuesday recorded the voice of MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi in a court, which also extended his judicial custody till 19 February in a hate speech case.

Experts of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory recorded the legislator’s voice as he has reportedly claimed during the interrogation that the voice in the video footage of his speech is not his.

Official said the voice sample would be sent to a laboratory in Chandigarh to match it with the voice in the video footage of the public meeting.

Akbar Owaisi was brought from the district jail in Adilabad to Nirmal, where he was produced before Judicial First Class Magistrate K Ajesh Kumar.

After the recording of voice, the magistrate extended the legislator’s judicial custody till 19 Feb. The police later shifted him back to jail in Adilabad.

Akbar Owaisi was arrested on 8 Jan for making a hate speech at a public meeting in Nirmal on 22 Dec. He is since lodged in Adilabad jail.

A member of assembly from Chandrayangutta constituency in Hyderabad, he is facing charges of sedition, waging war against the nation and promoting enmity between people.
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