PATNA: A local court in Bihar today issued summons to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for allegedly questioning the award of capital punishment to Mumbai blast accused Yakub Menon last year.
The summons was issued by the Vaishali court in Hajipur district. The court asked the accused to personally appear in the court on August 11 when the case would be heard next.
The order was issued on a complaint by a local lawyer Rajeev Kumar Sharma filed last year.
According to the complainant, the AIMIM chief while protesting death sentence awarded to Yakub Menon had questioned the judgement by the court asking why the same had not been given to the killers of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and rioteers during 2002 Gujarat carnage.
The complainant in his petition had said he felt hurt after hearing strongly-worded statement of AIMIM on TV channels and had filed the case.
Reports said four persons were named accused but the court exempted three for lack of evidence and issued summons only to Owaisi.
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