Asaduddin Owaisi, MP and chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), turned down a suggestion for ‘Z’ class safety cowl, a day after pictures had been fired at his automobile whereas he was returning to Delhi after campaigning in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut.
The federal government determined to supply him with Z class safety by the Central Reserve Police Pressure (CRPF) after reviewing the menace degree within the gentle of final night time’s assault.
Two individuals have been arrested for firing at his convoy at Meerut’s Kithoudh space, police mentioned.
One of many accused is Sachin, a resident of Noida who has an earlier try to homicide case towards him. Whereas he has claimed that he holds a legislation diploma, police are verifying it.
In his Fb profile, Sachin says he’s a member of a Hindu right-wing organisation, police mentioned, including that they’re investigating the declare.
The opposite accused is Shubham, a farmer from Saharanpur who doesn’t have a felony document.
In accordance with police, the 2 have informed them throughout questioning that they had been upset with remarks made by Mr Owaisi and his brother and MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi.
Police have recovered countrymade pistols from them which that they had just lately bought. Police at the moment are on the lookout for the individuals they purchased the firearms from.
Visuals tweeted by Mr Owaisi from the toll plaza confirmed two bullet holes on his white SUV, which stays on the spot. The third bullet allegedly hit a tyre. The MP left the realm in one other automobile.
The AIMIM chief had addressed a public assembly in Meerut whereas campaigning for the Uttar Pradesh election beginning February 10.