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Coimbatore

Bengaluru bomb blast convict Madhani out on bail for son’s wedding

Covai Post Network

Kochi: PDP Chairman Abdul Nazar Madhani arrived in the midst of heavy security at Nedumbassery airport on Sunday.

Madhani, who is returning to Kerala after an interval of one year, told reporters here that he was obliged to all those who had worked for his release on bail.

Madhani said he was thankful to the ruling government and opposition that stood with him.

Madhani, who is an accused in the 2008 Bengaluru serial blast case, is in Kerala to attend his son’s marriage at Thalasserry after securing a bail.

He said he was under treatment in Bengaluru and was not in jail. There were restrictions on his movement outside Bengaluru, he said. He also visited his sick mother at Anwarasharif in Kollam.From there he will proceed to Thalasserry.

Earlier, Karnataka government had asked him to bear the expenses of about Rs14.8 lakh for meeting the security expenses of his travel.

This was challenged by Madhani in the Supreme Court after which the cost was reduced to Rs 1.18 lakh.

The apex court also modified its earlier order by which it had allowed Madhani to be present for his son’s wedding from August 7 to August 14 and modified it to August 6 to August 19.

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