Amit Shah to give detailed reply on Owaisi's convoy attack in Parliament on Feb 7text_fields
New Delhi: Following the attack on Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi's convoy in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, the government on Friday said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah will give a detailed reply on the incident in Parliament on February 7.
Owaisi's convoy was fired upon by a group of people while he was returning from poll-bound Uttar Pradesh's Meerut for campaigning on Thursday.
The Central Government has reviewed the security of the AIMIM chief and provided him with Z security of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) with immediate effect, said sources on Friday.
Meanwhilw, Mr Owaisi who raised the issue of the attack on his convoy on Friday said that he does not want the Z security and demanded from the government to charge the shooters with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
"I don't fear death. I don't want Z category security, I reject it; make me an 'A' category citizen. I'll not remain silent. Please do justice...charge them (shooters) with UAPA...appeal govt to end hate, radicalization," he said in the Parliament.
Two people have been arrested for firing at Owaisi's convoy at Meerut's Kithoudh area, the police said, and have been sent to 14 days' custody.
He also alleged there are bigger minds behind the shooters who fired at his car while he was returning to Delhi after campaigning in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut. He also claimed that some people spoke about killing him at a 'Dharm Sansad' in Prayagraj.
"Many people are behind them (shooters), there are certainly bigger persons and minds behind the attack since they knew my route. A so-called 'dharma sansad' was recently held in Prayagraj where people stood up and talked about killing me. Why is this government not acting against such elements?," said Mr Owaisi to ANI.