Soofiya permitted to visit Abdul Nasser Madani in Bangalore



Kochi: The CBI Special Court Tuesday relaxed for four days the bail condition of Soofiya, an accused in 2005 Tamil Nadu state owned bus burning case, to enable her to visit her husband and PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, at Bangalore jail.

Abdul Nasser Madani is an accused in the Bangalore blast case.

The order in this regard was issued by Special Court judge S Vijay kumar on a plea by Soofiya seeking relaxation of her bail condition.

While granting her bail, Soofiya had been directed by the court not to leave the court's jurisdiction without its prior permission.

This is the second time she has sought permission to visit Madani in bangalore. Earlier, her bail conditions had been relaxed three times to visit him at Kollam.

The Counsel for National Investigating Agency (NIA) Raveendran, objected to her plea saying she would tamper with evidence.

The bus was burnt on September 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.

PTI