New Delhi, Oct 1 (ILNS) The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of Abdul Nasser Madani, a key accused in 2008 Bangaluru serial blasts case,to be shifted to his home state Kerala instead of staying under surveillance in Bangaluru.
The Division Bench of Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justice Krishna Murari passed this order while accepting the submission of the state government of Karnataka that the case was pending and some witnesses need to be re-examined.
Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan appearing on behalf of Madani, argued that instead of being under observation in Bangalore, Madani should be allowed to stay in his home state of Kerala.
At the same time, it was also said that permission to stay in Kerala should be given on the same conditions as imposed for permission to stay in Bangalore.
Madani, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts, filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking permission to go to Kerala citing health reasons and the Corona epidemic.
In a July 2014 order, the Supreme Court had held that Madani could remain on bail until the trial in the Bangalore blast case is completed./ILNS/SS/SNG