Madani meets his ailing parents in homeland

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016,11:13 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi/Bengaluru | Kerala-based PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, granted bail in 2008 Bengaluru blast case to visit his ailing mother, has reached his homeland after a gap of one year.

After arriving at Anvarssery in Kollam Monday night, Madani met his ailing parents.

He told reporters that he is fortunate to get an opportunity to meet his parent in the holy month of Ramadan.

He will be staying in the Yatim Khana at Anvarssery for one week.

Earlier, Madani arrived in Kochi by a private airlines after a day-long delay caused by security formalities, which triggered a protest here by his supporters. He was accompanied by a team of Karnataka Police officials. He was not allowed to board a flight at the airport in Bengaluru here on security grounds by IndiGo airlines. However, later the airlines allowed him to board in their flight.

A rousing welcome was accorded to Madani by his supporters, who were waiting for his arrival since morning outside the Kochi international airport at Nedumbassery. Talking to reporters outside the airport, Madani alleged that he suspect there was a planned move to delay his travel to Kochi even after securing a boarding pass at Bengaluru airport. I am grateful to Almighty for granting me an opportunity to celebrate Holy Ramadan with people of Kerala and my parents after six long years, he said. Madani also thanked the people of Kerala and media for extending their support to him at a time when he was undergoing a period in which he was denied justice.

He, however, refused to say anything on the case against him in Karnataka. After reaching Kochi, the PDP leader headed towards his home in Anwarssery in Kollam district. A special National Investigation Agencycourt based on the Supreme Court directions had recently fixed thedate for his travel to Kochi from Bengaluru from July 4 to July 12. It had directed the city police to provide necessary security arrangements.

Madani had been arrested in connection with the July 2008 serial blasts in Bengaluru that killed one person and injured several others.

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