SC Grants Interim Bail to Madani

The Supreme Court on Friday granted one-month bail to Abdul Nasser Madani, the prime accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blast case, on health grounds.

Published: 12th July 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2014 09:28 AM   |  A+A-

Abdul-Nasser-Madani.jpgNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday granted one-month bail to Abdul Nasser Madani, the prime accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blast case, on health grounds.

A Bench of Justice J Chelameswar and Justice A K Sikri granted the relief as the accused is suffering from various ailments but directed him not to leave Bengaluru.

The court said the Karnataka Government is at liberty to take all steps to ensure that he does not get in touch with witnesses in the case, including putting him under surveillance.

Madani has been behind bars for the last four years and is suffering from diabetes and vision-threatening ailment in both the eyes.

The court asked Madani to furnish two sureties of `1 lakh each and furnish his address where he would be staying.

 Appearing for Madani, advocate Prashant Bhushan urged the court to enhance the bail period as one month would be insufficient for Madani’s treatment, the court said that he could make an application for extension after one month and if there was any complaint, then it too would be examined.

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