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Madani's bail plea hearing deferred

india Updated: Jun 29, 2010 16:10 IST
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A fast track court in Bangalore, on Tuesday, adjourned the hearing on the anticipatory bail application of Kerala-based PDP leader Abdul Naseer Madani, who is one of the accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast cases, to July 7.

When the plea came up for hearing, Judge Srikanth Watavatagi adjourned the hearing for filing of objections on the application filed by Madani. The PDP leader has sought anticipatory bail in view of the Bangalore police filing an additional chargesheet on June 11 listing him as an accused in the blast cases.

He was charged with visiting Laggeri in Somawarpet taluk in Kodagu District and participating in the conspiracy to commit the offence (blasts in Bangalore) along with 31 others who had also been chargesheeted. Contending that he had never gone to Laggeri and was never a part of any conspiracy, Madani, in his application, had sought a direction to seek documents from Kerala police pertaining to his travel programme from 2007 as his movements were recorded by Kerala police.

A local court had last week issued a fresh non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Madani, ordering that he be produced before July 6. The fresh warrant was issued after he was not produced in the court on June 23 as per an earlier NBW.

Madani, along with 31 others, had been chargesheeted for alleged involvement in the blasts here that left a woman dead and 20 others injured when nine low-intensity bombs crude bombs exploded in different parts of the city on July 25, 2008. He was among the six persons named in the additional chargesheet. Bangalore police maintain that it has enough evidence against Madani in the case. Twelve of the 32 chargesheeted are absconding.