Govt decides to provide \'Z\' category security by CRPF to Owaisi

Two men involved in the episode have been arrested, a police informed said

The government on Friday decided to provide 'Z' category security by commandos of the CRPF to prominent Muslim leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.

Official sources said the CRPF commandos will be deployed for the security of Owaisi round-the-clock.

The decision to grant 'Z' category security to the chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) came a day after his car was allegedly fired upon in Hapur while he was returning to Delhi after attending election-related events in western Uttar Pradesh.

No one was injured in the incident, Owaisi had said while urging the Election Commission to ensure an independent probe into the incident.

"Two persons have been arrested for firing on AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi's convoy while he was returning to Delhi after campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. The investigation is underway," Superintendent of Police Hapur, Deepak Bhuker said.

Bhuker informed that the accused were hurt by Owaisi's "anti-Hindu" statements.

Owaisi will raise the issue of a security breach and attack on his convoy in Parliament on Friday, said sources.

According to sources, Owaisi will meet Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to discuss the issue.

Meanwhile, Akbaruddin Owaisi, brother of Asaduddin, also reached Delhi late Thursday night.

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