Bengaluru: Former president of Peoples Democratic Party and prime accused in the 2008 Bengaluru serial bomb blast case, Abdul Nassir Madani has been sent to Kerala amid tight police security arrangement from here, said officials on Tuesday.
Madani was taken to Kochi in Kerala from the KempeGowda International Airport in Bengaluru on Monday evening.
He will stay in Kerala for 12 weeks and return to Bengaluru on July 8. He had taken consent of the Supreme Court in this regard. The Karnataka police department has provided one Reserve Sub-Inspector, three constables and a driver for his security.
He has paid Rs 6,74,101 to the Government of Karnataka in advance for the security arrangements.
Madani, an accused in Bengaluru serial bomb blast case is out on bail. However, the court had given a conditional bail restricting his movements outside Bengaluru until the case is disposed of. He had also approached the Supreme Court objecting to the cost of security arrangements, but his plea was rejected.
One person was killed and 20 were injured in the Bengaluru serial blasts. Madani was named as one of the accused. The police have named 31 others as accused in connection with the case. On April 17, the Supreme Court gave him the permission by relaxing the bail condition to stay in Kerala till July 8 for visiting his ailing father and getting Ayurveda treatment.