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Owaisi's men attack Telangana Deputy CM Mahmood Ali's house, MIM MLA arrested
Tuesday February 2, 2016 7:24 PM, IANS

Mahmood Ali
[Telangana Deputy CM Mahmood Ali]

Workers of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeern (AIMIM), the party led by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, attacked the house of Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali in the old city here on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at Azampura, a few minutes before polling in the elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Elections (GHMC) ended.

Police used force to disperse the MIM workers who allegedly tried to manhandle Mahmood Ali's son Azam Ali. The deputy CM was present in the house.

Police arrested All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) lawmaker Ahmed Balala in connection with the attack and took him to Bolarum police station.

Leaders of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) alleged that followers of Balala, who represents Malakpet constituency, attacked the deputy chief minister's house.

A heated argument between MIM and TRS workers led to the incident, which triggered tension. Police deployed additional force in the area to prevent violence.

Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy rushed to Mahmood Ali's residence.

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