A court here on Monday directed the police to produce Kerala-based People's Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasser Madani before it on October 29 in a case relating to recovery of a bomb in 2002.
The judicial magistrate court had earlier directed that Madani, lodged in a Bangalore jail in connection with the 2008 serial bomb blasts case, be produced before it on Monday.
However, Madani had produced a health certificate expressing his inability to come to the city either by road or train and appealed for some other date, police sources said. Based on the letter, Judicial Magistrate Arunachalam directed the Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department Special Investigation Team to produce Madani on October 29 for the hearing, they said.
The PDP leader was formally arrested last week by the Special Investigation Team in the case relating to the recovery of the bomb from the telephone booth outside the Coimbatore Press Club on December 30, 2002.
Madani was also an accused in the 1998 serial bomb blasts in the city, but was exonerated by the trial court.