Madani`s judicial custody extended till Oct 12

A local court today extended the judicial custody of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, one of the accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case, to October 12.

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2010, 22:11 PM IST

Bangalore: A local court today extended
the judicial custody of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, one of
the accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case, to
October 12.

All the 14 accused, who have been arrested in the case
including Madani, were produced through video-conferencing
before the First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
(ACMM) Venkatesh Hulagi and he extended their judicial custody
which ended today.

Earlier, Madani`s counsel P Usman filed an application
before the court requesting that the Investigating Officer be
directed to furnish copies of the chargesheet to the accused.

He wanted surveillance cameras fitted into Madani`s
cell and the restroom to be removed as it was a "violation of
human rights".

The counsel requested that visitors (including
political functionaries) be allowed to meet Madani in view of
next month`s gram panchayat elections in Kerala and that
visitors were not made to wait for hours together to meet him.

Hulagi then assured the counsel he would direct the
jail authorities to accede to the request and also enquire
about the state of the cell where Madani is lodged.

Along with Madani, 31 persons were chargesheeted in
the 2008 blasts which left a woman dead and 20 others injured.

Of the 32 accused in the case, 14 have been arrested.

-PTI