Bail plea of Malleswaram bomb blast accused rejected

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail petition filed by two accused, Peer Mohideen and Saddam Hussain, in the April 17 the Malles­waram bomb blast.  Justice N Anand, rejected their bail plea and dismissed it.

The State Public Prosecutor, in his submission to the court, stated that the Malleswaram bomb blast investigation is still underway and that it was a serious matter. If the accused were granted bail, there are chances of the witnesses being threatened and evidence destroyed. Hence, bail should not be granted, the SPP submitted. 

Days after the Malleswaram blast, the police had arrested Peer Mohideen from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu and Saddam Hussain, who was lodged in Salem jail.

An improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the blast that left 11 policemen and five civilians injured near the BJP office.

‘Release Muruganathan’

The HC, on Tuesday, directed the Home department to release Pandian Muruganathan, detained since September 2010, in the alleged involvement in exporting fertilisers brought into the country by government for sale at concessional rates to the farmers.

Murugantahan’s wife Bidisha filed a petition, alleging that the police had illegally detained her husband and had not proved any charges against him. She sought directions to release her husband from ‘illegal’ detention.

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