Owaisi car attack: Two accused were offended over his speeches

Two persons, who were accused of firing gunshots at the car of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Meerut were offended over his speeches and were planning to attack the leader for some time, India Today reported.

The accused Sachin and Shubham were planning to carry out the attack on Asaduddin Owaisi for some time. They used to attend Owaisi’s, almost every public rally, and were also present at the site of his poll rally in Meerut on Thursday, according to the news channel. The police will also look into the CCTV footage of Owaisi’s Meerut rally.

Police sources said the duo were chasing him for the past many days but were not getting the chance to attack. However, when the AIMIM chief was returning from Meerut to Delhi, his vehicle stopped at the toll. Grabbing this opportunity, the accused persons fired at his car.

The accused were ideologically radicalized and eccentric in nature, said the officials who questioned the accused to India Today.

One of the accused, Sachin told the cops that he was very angry with the speeches of Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi, as per reports. Both the accused said that the Owaisi brothers offended their faith.

Sachin had bought a country-made pistol only a few days ago and the police are trying to find the person who supplied him with the weapon.

After firing at Owaisi, their plan was that both the accused would go straight to the police station to avoid the crowd, sources said.

(Inputs from India Today)

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