Adilabad First Additional Sessions Judge A. Venkateswara Reddy on Thursday posted for order on Friday the bail petition of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi in the Nirmal hate speech case. This is the second time that the legislator has moved a bail petition in this court after being arrested on January 8 in this case and being lodged in the District Jail, Adilabad.
Advocate Niranjan Reddy argued on behalf of Mr. Owaisi and urged the court to release him on bail as he had health problems. He also pointed out the fact that the police had completed investigation into the case, including recording of voice samples. Mr. Niranjan Reddy assured the court that his client would surrender his passport and cooperate with investigation. Additional Public Prosecutor B. Praveen represented the prosecution.