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Karnataka: Terror suspect gets bail in theft case
Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru | April 11, 2008 15:20 IST
A court in Karnataka granted bail to a terror suspect who had initially been arrested on charges of theft.
Riazuddin Nasir, who had initially been arrested for motorcycle theft, was granted bail on a technicality.
The court at Hoannalli in north Karnataka observed that the Corps of Detectives had failed to file a chargesheet in 90 days, which is mandatory as per Section 162 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Nasir was first arrested on charges of theft. However, during the course of the investigation it was revealed that Nasir along with others had planned to blow up several places in Karnataka, Goa [Images] and Andhra Pradesh.
Nasir also provided vital information on the attack on the Indian Institute of Science, which finally led to the arrest of Sabhahuddin.
Nasir's role in the Hyderabad blasts too was being probed after he confessed that he had planted the bomb at Lumbini Park.
The bail granted to Nasir does not mean that he would get to walk free.
He will remain in custody as he is still being questioned about his role in the terror case.
A seperate case in this regard has been registered at the Hubli police station.
During the course of arguments advanced by the prosecution, it was contended that Nasir should not be granted bail as both the cases are inter-linked.