According to sources, Owaisi sought extension of four more days to surrender before police at Nirmal town in Adilabad district, about 200 km from Hyderabad.
It was expected that Owaisi would surrender soon after his return from London on Monday. The MIM leader, who went to London for treatment, returned to the city in the wee hours around 3 am. A huge crowd had gathered at the airport to welcome Owaisi who later rushed to his house in one of the most posh areas of the city - Banjara Hills.
Owaisi's elder brother and party president Asaduddin Owaisi earlier on Saturday had said, "My brother will not run away from the law. We are not against Hindus. We are against the BJP and Kiran Kumar Reddy."
Cases have been filed against the Hyderabad-based legislator for allegedly making offensive and communal remarks recently in Nizamabad and Adilabad districts of the state.
Addressing MIM supporters at Nirmal town on Dec 24, Owaisi said, "If the police are removed for just 15 minutes, 25 crore Muslims in the country will show they are mightier than 100 crore Hindus." Owaisi had hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi too during the same speech.
Owaisi has been booked under the act of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs. He has also been booked for waging or attempting to wage war against the Government of India.