High Court notice to Tamil Nadu government on plea for parole to Coimbatore blasts alleged mastermind

Madras High Court has ordered issuance of notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a petition seeking parole to S A Basha, the alleged mastermind of the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blasts.

Published: 19th May 2018 09:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2018 09:31 PM   |  A+A-

Madras High Court (File | EPS)

By PTI

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has ordered issuance of notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a petition seeking parole to S A Basha, the alleged mastermind of the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blasts which killed 60 people.

A vacation bench of justices V Parthiban and P D Audikesavalu passed the order recently on the habeas corpus petition filed by Basha's daughter, Mubeena.

The bench directed the authorities concerned to file a response within four weeks.

The serial blasts had taken place ahead of BJP leader L K Advani's campaign meeting in Coimbatore in 1998.

Basha was arrested in 1991 in connection with a murder case by Coimbatore city police and remanded to judicial custody.

The trial court awarded life imprisonment to him in the case.

He was also arrested in connection with the 1998 serial bomb blasts cases.

The sessions court on August 1, 2007, convicted him and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

According to the petitioner, Basha has served more than 20 years in the prison since 1991.

She sought a direction to prison authorities to grant her father a one-month parole as he has to hold discussions with his family on an important matter before taking a decision.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp