K’taka HC dismisses Madani`s plea to quash charge sheet

Holding that there was a prima facie case against PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, the Karnataka High Court today dismissed a criminal petition filed by him.

Updated: Sep 09, 2010, 17:52 PM IST

Bangalore: Holding that there was a prima
facie case against PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, the
Karnataka High Court today dismissed a criminal petition filed
by him, seeking quashing of a charge sheet regarding the 2008
Bangalore serial blasts case.

"The material collected so far by the investigating
officer reveals there is a prima facie case against him,"
Justice Subhash B Adi observed while dismissing the petition.

The judge said since investigation was still on, it
was not proper for the court to interfere in it at this
juncture.

"It is not a fit case for quashing of the charge
sheet," Justice Adi ruled.

The court on August 19 had reserved its order on the
petition by Madani, who was named as an accused in the
additional charge sheet regarding the Bangalore blasts, which
claimed the life of a woman and left 20 injured.

Madani was arrested from Kerala by a Karnataka Police
team on August 17 and brought here after an eight-day-long
wait.

The PDP leader was an accused in the 1998 Coimbatore
blast case, but was acquitted by the trial court. The blast,
that took place hours before senior BJP leader L K Advani`s
election meeting, claimed 58 lives and injured over 200
people.

PTI