Madani`s bail petition posted to February 10

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 16:32

Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Tuesday posted
to February 10 for arguments, the bail plea of Kerala-based
PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, one of the accused in the 2008
Bangalore serial bomb blasts case.

When the petition came for hearing before Justice V
Jagannathan, State Advocate General Ashok Haranahally filed
his objections and sought two days for arguments which the
court granted.
Madani, who is among 31 persons charge sheeted in the
case, has sought bail on the grounds that there was no prima
facie case against him to implicate him in the blasts.
The PDP leader was taken into custody from an
orphanage-cum madrassa in Anwarssery in Kerala on August 17
last year, later brought here and lodged in Bangalore Central
jail.

On December 3, a local court has committed the case for
trial.

Madani was named as an accused in an additional
charge sheet filed based on the confessions of suspected
Lashkar operative T Nazeer, main accused in the Bangalore
blasts, that left one person dead and 20 others injured.

The PDP leader was also an accused in the 1998 Coimbatore
serial bomb blasts in which 58 people were killed, but was
acquitted by the trial court.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 16:32

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