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Ma’dani: Anticipatory bail petition to be considered on 29th

By TwoCircles.net Staff Correspondent,

Bengaluru: The Bengaluru court yesterday postponed the hearing of the anticipatory bail petition submitted by PDP chairman Abdunnasir Ma’dani to June 29th. The decision was taken after the prosecution submitted its arguments opposing the bail.

When the bail petition was considered yesterday morning, the public prosecutor opposed it and asked for more time as he needed to get the arguments of the police. He also argued that a person against whom arrest warrant is issued on anti-national activities had no right to get anticipatory bail. Ma’dani’s lawyer Adv PP Usman maintained that the prosecution was trying to delay any court order on the petition. He added that Ma’dani was a political leader of Kerala and he was handicapped. He requested the court to make an interim order in case arrest was made before the court order on the petition. The Court then made it clear that the case can’t be postponed and asked the prosecution to submit its opposition at 3 pm. Inspector Sidhappa of the Central Crime Branch of the Bengaluru police submitted the opposing arguments via the prosecution when the case was again considered at 3 pm. The judge then suggested that the case be heard another day and postponed it to 29th as Ma’dani’s lawyer informed his inconvenience for the coming five days.

The public prosecutor had argued that an anticipatory bail petition was invalid as Ma’dani was issued a non-bailable arrest warrant. He also presented a memo of the Guwahati High Court order which said that anticipatory bail could not be issued if chargesheeted on crimes such as the Unlawful Acts Prevention Act 34 B. But Ma’dani’s lawyer maintained that the case and witnesses against Ma’dani were cooked up.

The prosecution yesterday reportedly alleged that Ma’dani had connections with the banned SIMI and the Indian Mujahideen.

Blasts rocked the city of Bengaluru on July 25, 2008. Two persons were killed and several others injured. Sixteen persons accused including the prime accused Thadiyantavide Naseer have been caught by the police. Twelve including Ma’dani are yet to be arrested.