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No bail, SC orders to immediately shift Ma’dani to hospital

No bail, SC orders to immediately shift Ma’dani to hospital

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday denied bail to PDP leader Abdul Nasser Ma'dani, one of the key accused in the July 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case.

A bench of Justices H L Gokhale and J Chelameswar, however, ordered the Karnataka government to provide required medical treatment to Ma’dani at Manipal hospital in Bangalore immediately. The court has also asked the government to bear its expense.

Madani had moved the apex court seeking bail citing health reasons.

In his petition filed through advocate Haris Beeran, Ma’dani claimed that he was a chronic diabetic patient and dependent on wheelchair for movement. He also claimed to be suffering from cardiac problems, disc pro-lapse, cervical spondylosis and has been diagnosed with 'diabetic retinopathy' (eye ailment).

Madani was named in as an accused in the second supplementary charge-sheet filed by the police and was arrested in Kerala on August 17, 2010. He has been lodged in Parappana Agrahara jail since then. He is among a total of 31 persons chargesheeted in the July 2008 Bangalore blasts that killed a woman and left 20 others injured.

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