Bangalore blast: Madani denies role

PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, who was recently questioned in connection with the 2008 Bangalore blasts case, today denied having any role in the serial attacks that claimed the life of a woman.

Updated: Jun 07, 2010, 21:18 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: PDP leader Abdul
Nasser Madani, who was recently questioned in connection with
the 2008 Bangalore blasts case, today denied having any role
in the serial attacks that claimed the life of a woman.

While admitting that Bangalore Police had elicited
some information from him and his wife Soofiya at Kochi, he
said it was not a lengthy interrogation as made out by a
section of media.

Madani, undergoing treatment in a hospital here for
ortho-related complaints, told a television channel that
Bangalore Police had questioned him for about 15 minutes and
sought details of some district leaders of his party.

According to reports, Madani and his wife were
questioned based on statements given to police by T Nazeer, an
accused in the Bangalore blast.

Nazeer was an activist of the now-defunct Islamic
Sevak Sangh, which Madani headed before he dissolved the
outfit and formed PDP in the 1990s.
Reports said Nazeer had told the police team probing
the blasts case that he had tried to contact Madani after the
attacks.

Madani, however, said he used to get calls from
various persons which did not mean that he was involved in
cases.

He alleged that there were certain forces still
actively trying to harm him by dragging his name with
terror-related cases.

PTI