Kerala Police arrests Madani wife's on terror charges

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Kochi, Dec 17 (ANI): Kerala Police on Thursday arrested Soofiya Madani, wife of People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasser Madani following the rejection of her anticipatory bail plea by the Kerala High Court.

Soofiya was listed as an accused in the burning of a Tamil Nadu corporation bus near Kochi in 2005.

According to Kerla Police she would be arrested soon.

The Lashkar-e- Taiba (LeT) South Indian area chief T Nazir is the prime accused in the case.

Earlier, Kerala police had traced a link between Soofiya and T Nazir.

In first week of December, Nazeer was arrested along with his associate by the Indian security agencies on the India - Bangladesh border.

Nazeer is now being questioned by Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka police in connection with different terror-related cases, including the 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blast.

Based on the statement of T Nazir, Soofiya has been named by Kerala police as an accused in the burning of a Tamil Nadu corporation bus.

The bus was burnt during a protest against detention of Madani in connection with the Coimbatore bomb blast in 1998 that killed 58 and injured over 200 others.

Madani masterminded the Coimbatore blast to assassinate former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani. (ANI)

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