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Bangalore blast: Madani denies role

india Updated: Jun 07, 2010 20:13 IST

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.