Asaduddin Owaisi gets Z category security cover after bullets fired at car in Uttar Pradesh


AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has been provided Z category security cover a day after bullets were fired at his car in Uttar Pradesh. The UP Police had arrested one suspect in connection with the firing.

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As part of the Z category cover, the MP from Hyderabad will have CRPF commandos round-the-clock protection from CRPF commandos.

Owaisi, whose party is contesting this month’s assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, had taken to social media to allege that several rounds of bullets were fired at his car. Owaisi had added that he had to escape to Delhi in another car.

Owaisi had said that his attackers were the illegitimate children of Nathuram Godse, the murderer of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Uttar Pradesh Police had arrested one Sachin Pandit, a resident of Noida, in connection with the firing. A tweet by the Uttar Pradesh had read, “One accused has been arrested & five teams have been constituted to nab the other accused. @igrangemeerut is on the spot supervising the case.”

Sachin Pandit is believed to be a BJP worker.

Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls in seven phases this month with the counting of votes scheduled for 10 March.