Karnataka HC dismisses Madani`s anticipatory bail plea
The Karnataka High Court today dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Abdul Naseer Madani in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case.
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court today
dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Abdul Naseer Madani in
the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case, observing that a prima
facie has been made out against the Kerala-based People`s
Democratic Party leader.
In his order, Justice N Ananda described the blasts as
a `terrorist act` and said he was rejecting the bail plea
considering the seriousness of the offences committed by
Madani, who is an accused.
The judge said the offences committed by Madani came
very much under the purview of the Unlawful Activities Act of
1967 and therefore "in view of the internal security and
interest of the nation" the plea was being rejected.
The Court rapped the investigating officer for issuing
notice to Madani under section 91 of the CRPC (relating to
summons to produce document or other thing) which was "not
warranted when there was concrete evidence to arrest him".
Observing that "this (issue of notice) betrays the
ignorance of the investigating officer about the provisions of
the CRPC", the judge directed the officer to take adequate
care about the accused if he was arrested due to his being
handicapped and his ailments.
On July 9, a fast track court dismissed Madani`s
anticipatory bail plea on the grounds that there was "no prima
facie case" to grant him relief. Madani moved the high court
seeking anticipatory bail on July 22.
Madani, along with 31 others, was issued charge sheet
for his alleged involvement in the blasts here that left a
woman dead and 20 injured on July 25, 2008.
The PDP leader was also an accused in the 1998
Coimbatore serial blasts case in which 58 people were killed.
However, he was acquitted by the trial court.