Bangalore serial blasts case accused Madani expected to be arrested today
Muslim cleric Abdul Nassar Madani, accused in the 1998 Bangalore serial blasts case, is expected to be arrested by the Kerala police today.india Updated: Aug 17, 2010 08:48 IST
Muslim cleric Abdul Nassar Madani, accused in the 1998 Bangalore serial blasts case, is expected to be arrested by the Kerala Police on Tuesday.
Madani was named an accused in Bangalore blasts case after arrested Lashkar-e-Tayyeba suspect T Nazeer reportedly told the Bangalore police that he knew about the plan to bomb the city.
Although Madani denied the charge, the Bangalore police claimed that it had evidence to prove his role in the blasts.
The move will help Madani evade an arrest by the Karnataka police, although his lawyer said failing health conditions forced his client to postpone his surrender.
Madani's decision to surrender in Kerala will be a big blow to the Karnataka police, which have been camping in Kollam for the last six days to arrest the cleric.
Two Karnataka senior police officers, including Bangalore joint commissioner Alok Kumar, arrived on Monday in Kollam where Madani is camping with his followers.