Owaisi's counsel Mohammad Jaffer Shah sought two weeks time for appearing before the court as his client has been advised bed rest. "He is carrying bullet injuries which he suffered a long time back. One bullet is still in his body and doctors have advised him bed rest due to mental stress," he argued.
On January 23, Patil had issued summons to Owaisi on two complaints lodged by advocates K Dilip Kumar and Dharmapal praying for prosecuting Owaisi for his hate speech in Andhra Pradesh last year.
The court had directed Andhra Pradesh DGP to produce the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader before it on February 23.
Owaisi, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen's (MIM) floor leader in the Andhra Pradesh assembly, was arrested by the police in Hyderabad on January eight and was lodged jail in Adilabad District
On February 15 the first additional sessions court in Adilabad granted conditional bail to Owaisi.