The VII additional district and sessions court here adjourned the hearing on the bail petition of MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi to February 5.
Akbaruddin was accused of insulting and obstructing a government official from discharging his duty. His advocate Raghunandan Rao had filed the bail petition in the district court after the lower court dismissed the plea.
On Monday, after hearing the arguments of Raghunandan Rao, judge V Anand postponed the hearing to Tuesday as the public prosecutor failed to attend the court. Akbaruddin’s counsel argued that in the 2005 incident at Muttangi village of Patancheru mandal, Akbaruddin had not participated in the argument with the official, though he was present there.
He said an attempt was made on the life of Akbaruddin and he is still recovering. He urged the judge to sanction bail to him on humanitarian grounds.
Meanwhile, Akbaruddin, who is currently lodged in Adilabad district jail, met his family members Md Yusifuddin, Md Waziuddin and Zahid Bin Ahmed. He refused to met Charminar MLA Ahmed Pasha as he did not want to forgo the opportunity to meet his family members, given the limited number of people allowed for the mulakat.
The judicial custody of Akbaruddin will end on Tuesday and he will be produced in Nirmal munsif court. In accordance with the directions of the court, his voice recording will be done by the officials in the presence of forensic experts. Police have made elaborate security arrangements in Nirmal.