The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Abdul Nazir Maudani, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast case.
An apex court bench headed by Justice P. Sathasivam said: "We are not inclined to enlarge him on bail."
It also rejected his plea to be sent to Kerala for treatment and directed the Karnataka government to provide him all the medical treatment needed for his ailments.
Maudani was arrested Aug 17, 2010, in connection with the conspiracy for the Bangalore bomb blast.
In Thiruvananthapuram, top PDP leader Poonthura Siraj, who is a close relative of Maudany, said the rejection of his bail application is most unfortunate.
"None in this country would have suffered like Maudany because it appears this is going to be another 'Coimbatore in the making'," Siraj told reporters.
Maudany was let off after being an undertrial prisoner in Coimbatore jail from 1998 to 2007 in the Coimbatore serial bomb blast case of 1998.
"Our party leadership will meet at Kochi Thursday to decide the future course of action to be adopted in this new development. We are certain to continue our legal efforts to see justice is delivered to him," Siraj said.