Madani's hand suspected in Bangalore stadium blasts: V S Acharya

Bangalore, Aug 24 (ANI): Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya on Tuesday said People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasser Madani, the accused in the 1998 Bangalore serial blasts, has had a role in the Bangalore stadium blasts, which necessitated the shifting of two Indian Premier League (IPL) matches to Mumbai.

"Interrogation of Madani, an accused in the 2008 serial bomb blasts here, has revealed his role in the twin explosions near the cricket stadium here ahead of an IPL match on April 17 this year," said Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya.

Earlier on April 17, two low intensity bombs went off at Bangalore' s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which caused an hour's delay in the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers of Bangalore.

"Inquiry (in the 2008 bomb blasts) is in progress. We are confident that we will get the full information (on the conspiracy). The interrogation has revealed his role in the cricket stadium blasts," he added.

Madani was arrested on August 17 in connection with the 2008 Bangalore blast case.

He had earlier spent nine years in jail in connection with the 1998 Coimbatore serial blasts in which 58 people were killed. (ANI)

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