SC seeks State response on Maudany plea

SC seeks State response on Maudany plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a response from the Karnataka government to a bail plea by Abdul Nasser Maudany, an accused in the Bangalore serial blasts in 2008.

A bench of Justices H L Gokhale and J Chelameswar issued notice to the State government after advocates Prashant Bhushan and Haris Beeran, representing Maudany, the founder of People’s Democratic Party in Kerala, submitted that he required urgent medical treatment for multiple ailments.

They submitted that the petitioner had been in jail in the case since August 2010, after spending more than nine years behind  bars in another case relating to Coimbatore blasts in which he was acquitted.

 So far, as many as 70 of the total 550 witnesses listed in the case have been examined, but none of them has talked about his role, Bhushan contended.

He said Maudany was wheel-chair bound and had virtually lost his eye sight. Since the petitioner has been provided B-category security in Kerala, his movement would always remain under constant watch even after he gets bail.

The matter has been posted for further hearing to October 21. Two people were killed and 20 injured in the Bangalore serial blasts.

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