Bangalore: PDP leader Abdul Nasser
Madani, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case,
was today remanded in judicial custody till September 7 after
the police did not seek extension of his custody.
Madani was produced before Additional Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate Venkatesh Hulagi on expiry of police
custody since his arrest on August 17.
Investigating officer Omkaraiah told reporters
extension of police custody was not sought for "various
"The interrogation has been very satisfying and Madani
has been fully cooperative," he said.
Madani was arrested at Kollam in Kerala by Karnataka
Police after waiting for eight days to get the nod from their
counterparts to execute the arrest warrant.
Based on the confessions of T Nazeer, main accused in
the Bangalore blasts, the PDP leader was named in the
additional charge sheet.
Counsel for Madani P Usman told the court that the PDP
leader had no complaints about the treatment meted out to him
during interrogation but only felt medical facilities were
"not proper and insufficient" considering his ailments.
Usman said the doctors attending on Madani were "not
qualified enough to attend to the kind of medical problems",
he had and sought services of a cardiologist (from government
run Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology) and an orthopaedician.
The counsel also requested that Madani, who was
handicapped, be given essential amenities including a
wheelchair, a bed, European toilet and also be allowed to take
the Quran inside the jail for praying during Ramzan.
Responding to the plea, the court directed the jail
authorities to provide necessary medical facilities and
amenities as desired by Madani in view of his ailments.
Talking to reporters outside the court, Usman
reiterated that the case against Madani was "politically
motivated" and he has denied his involvement "in blasts of any
He said, "We have also filed a bail application in
sessions court which will come up for hearing tomorrow."
Madani was also an accused in the 1998 Coimbatore
serial bomb blasts case in which 58 people were killed, but
was acquitted by the trial court.