In a fresh development, Kishanganj Superintendent of Police Rajiv Ranjan has ordered arrest of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi for allegedly making inflammatory speech and derogatory remarks against PM Narendra Modi at an election rally in Bihar.
Earlier, a case was registered against Owaisi on 5 October.
SP Ranjan said that Owaisi had violated provisions of section 144 of Crpc and an FIR has been lodged under sections 153A and 188 of IPC at Kochadhaman police station.
Section 153A of the IPC deals with promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony, while section 188 deals with disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.
Following the arrest warrant, Akbaruddin's elder brother and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, "Our team lawyers are looking into the matter and we have asked for the certified copy of the FIR."