On 2011-05-01 Akbaruddin was attacked Brutally. after that tension prevailed in old city areas of Hyderabad after assailants attacked Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi with knives and then opened fire on him, injuring him seriously. The condition of Owaisi, who took three bullets, was stated to be critical.
Akbaruddin, 39, is the younger brother of MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, the Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad.
Police Commissioner A K Khan said that the incident occurred in Barkas area in Chandrayangutta from where Akbaruddin is the MLA. Akbaruddin and another MIM MLA from Malakpet, Ahmed Bhalala, were on routine rounds in the area when four persons, allegedly owing allegiance to a property dealer Mohammed Phelwan, a former party member, attacked him. They first attacked Akbaruddin with knives and then opened fire when he ran towards his car. Bhalala, who intervened, was also seriously injured but was declared out of danger later in the evening.
Police said one of the assailants, Irfan, believed to be a nephew of Mohammed Phelwan, was injured when the security personnel of Bhalala opened fire. He died later at the hospital.
Officials said that Phelwan, a former member of MIM and friend of Owaisi fell out with him over some land dispute. Supporters of both Owaisi and Phelwan had clashed during the May 2009 elections too.