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SC extends bail of 2008 Bangalore blast accused Madani by 4 weeks

Aug 22, 2014 11:57 AM IST India India

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail of Abdul Nasser Madani, main accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blast case for four weeks.

A series of nine bombs were detonated across various locations in Bangalore in July 2008, killing two and injuring 20.

Based on the confession of Lashkar-e-Toiba suspect T Naseer, Madani was listed as the 31st accused in the additional chargesheet in the Bangalore blasts on July 25, 2008.

The Karnataka Police had charged Abdul Nasser Madani for treason, terrorism and attempt to murder. They had also alleged that Madani was part of the planning of the blast and helped terrorists.

"I do accept that the language that I used during the Babri Masjid demolition was wrong and I have apologised for that. If there are people who have been offended, I would like to apologise to them. I am not a radical and I do not support terrorism. The path that I took to empower Muslims was not a mistake and I want to go for an eye surgery which is why I asked for an extension.

"The police are trying to provoke me and my supporters. Muslims are afraid of Modi, they are waiting and watching him. Modi is a very clever leader and I am also waiting to see what Modi will do for the Muslim community", Madani said.