Madani moves SC, seeks stay on his arrest

Last Updated: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 20:43

New Delhi: Kerala-based People`s Democratic
Party leader Abdul Nasser Madani has moved the Supreme Court
seeking a stay on his arrest in connection with 2008 Bangalore
serial blasts case.

Madani has sought anticipatory bail which was rejected
by the Karnataka High Court on August 3.

The petition is likely to be listed for mentioning
Tuesday, his advocate Adolf Mathew said.

The lawyer said the PDP leader has challenged the grounds
taken by the High Court in rejecting his anticipatory bail
plea.

Madani has been evading arrest since the High Court
dismissed his plea.

The High Court had described the blasts as a `terrorist
act` and said it was rejecting the bail plea considering the
seriousness of the offences committed by Madani who is an
accused.

The High Court had said the offences committed by Madani
came very much under the purview of the Unlawful Activities
Act of 1967 and therefore "in view of the internal security
and interest of the nation" the plea was being rejected.

A fast track court had on July 9 dismissed Madani`s
anticipatory bail plea on the ground that there was "no prima
facie case" to grant him relief.

Madani, along with 31 others, was issued a chargesheet
for his alleged involvement in the blasts in Bangalore that
left a woman dead and 20 injured on July 25, 2008.

The PDP leader was also an accused in the case
relating to 1998 Coimbatore serial blasts in which 58 people
were killed. However, he was acquitted by the trial court.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 20:43

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