The Supreme Court on Monday, allowed Abdul Nasser Madani- People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader and accused in the Bengaluru blast case- to take part in his son's wedding, scheduled to take place next month in Kerala.
Madani is an accused in the 2008 Bengaluru blast case and was arrested by the Karnataka police in 2009. He is currently lodged in a prison in Karnataka.
Allowing his plea, justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao ruled that Madani can stay in Kerala from August 7 to August 14 to attend the wedding of his elder son, on August 9 in Thalassery.
However, the court has asked Madani to bear all expenses for the trip that would otherwise be incurred by the state government in providing him security.
Madani had moved the apex court after the NIA court rejected his plea on July 24.
Live Law reports that the trial court partly allowed Madani’s application under Section 439(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, permitting him to visit his mother in Kerala for a week in August, but denyied him permission to attend his son’s wedding.
Protesting against the NIA court's decision to refuse Madani permission to attend his son's wedding, PDP had initially called for a dawn to dusk hartal on July 25. However, it was later called off, reportedly after Madani instructed them to.