Kochi: The NIA court here today relaxed
the bail condition of Soofiya Madani, an accused in the
burning of the Tamil Nadu state bus case in 2005, permitting
her to meet her husband and PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani,
now in the custody of Karnataka police at Bangalore.
The order in this regard was issued by the NIA court
judge S Vijaykumar on a petition by Soofiya seeking relaxation
in her bail condition.
The condition has been relaxed for two weeks. The court
directed Soofiya to give details of her travel and stay at
Bangalore to NIA.
As per her bail condition, Soofiya cannot leave Ernakaulam
district without the court`s permission.
She had been permitted by the court three times earlier to
visit Madani at Kollam. However, this is the first time she is
being allowed to go out of the state.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which probed the
kalamssery bus burning case and other terror related cases in
The bus was burnt on sept 9, 2005, to protest against
Madani`s continued imprisonment at the Coimbatore jail in
connection with the Coimbatore blast case. Alleged LeT
militant, T Nazeer, is among the accused in the case in which
Soofiya has been listed as the 10th accused.