PDP leader Madani
arrested, taken to Bangalore
Ending the eight-day long suspense, PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani
was today arrested amid high drama from his camp here by the Karnataka
Police in connection with the 2008 Bangalore blast case
Karnataka Home Minister V.S. Acharya Tuesday said People's
Democratic Party (PDP) chief Abdul Nasir Maudany had a hand in the
twin blasts before an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at
Chinnaswamy Stadium here in April this year.
“He (Madani) has a hand in them (Chinnaswamy blasts) also,” the home
minister told reporters but he declined to elaborate as Karnataka
Police is continuing questioning Madani on his role in the 2008
serial blasts in Bangalore that killed one woman and injured 15
“Interrogation of other prime suspects in the 2008 blasts has
revealed that Madani was involved in them. They have revealed their
links with him,” he said.
Madani is the 31st of the 32 people chargesheeted in the Bangalore
Two low-intensity bombs went off at Chinnaswamy Stadium, about an
hour before the start of the Royal Challengers Bangalore-Mumbai
Indians tie in April, injuring 15 people and delaying the match by
The explosions damaged the boundary wall of the stadium. The next
day, an explosive device was found near Gate No. 1, generally used
by the players and VIPs to enter and exit the stadium.
Though the match went off without trouble, the explosions prompted
the IPL authorities to shift the two semi-finals from Chinnaswamy
Stadium to Mumbai.
Acharya did not reveal what the police had gathered from
interrogating Maudany in the last six days.
“Probe is on and we are sure of getting all the information,” he
The PDP chief was arrested by the Karnataka Police from his camp in
Kerala Aug 17. His police custody will end Aug 26.
The home minister said the police may seek an extension of Madani's