B'lore ACP summoned in Madani case

The summons was issued after none of the Karnataka police officials were present when the court took up the petition of Madani’s brother Abdul Salam alleging that Kerala and Bangalore police had not followed standard procedures while arresting Madani.

He claimed that a person arrested on warrant could be transported for more than 30 kilometres away only with the permission of the nearest court before whom he or she must be produced. This rule had been violated in Madani’s case when Omkaraiah carried out the arrest on August 17 and took him to Bangalore without informing any court in Kerala, the petition said.

Meanwhile, the Madani Justice Forum formed to extend legal aid to the PDP chief to fight the case against him in Bangalore will collect funds from all masjids in the state next Friday.

Forum chairman and former MP Sebastian Paul said in Kollam that a legal cell with 15 eminent lawyers had been formed as part of their efforts to help Madani secure justice. The forum would function at the national-level based in Delhi and Bangalore, while Karunagappalli in Kollam would be the centre in Kerala.

Madani’s judicial custody extended

The First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Court on Tuesday extended judicial custody of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani till September 14, reports DHNS from Bangalore.

Madani was to be produced before the court via video-conferencing, but could not be produced as he is in the hospital undergoing treatment. However, 14 other accused in the case were produced before the court and their judicial custody was also extended to September 14. Madani’s bail application will come up for hearing on September 2. While the prosecution did not file any objections on Tuesday, it is likely to file objections when the matter comes up for hearing.

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