A court here has summoned a senior Bangalore police officer probing the 2008 blasts there to appear before it in connection with a complaint alleging that the arrest of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Maudany in the case was unlawful.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Soundaresh directed Bangalore Assistant Commissioner of Police Omkaraiah to appear in the court on September 13.

The order was passed yesterday on the complaint filed by Maudany’s brother, Abdul Salam that the arrest of the PDP leader by a Bangalore police team from his Anwarssery camp near here on August 17 was not in accordance with law.

The court had earlier summoned Kollam SP and Omkaraiah to appear before the court yesterday. While the public prosecutor appeared on behalf of the Kollam SP, no one represented the ACP.

Hence, the court directed the Bangalore ACP to appear before the court on September 13.

The complaint stated that the Karnataka Police had not produced Maudany in a nearby court immediately after his arrest for obtaining transit warrant before taking him to Bangalore.

Maudany was arrested after a Bangalore court issued a non-bailable warrant against him in the July, 2008 blasts that left one person dead and injured 20 others. He is now in judicial custody in Bangalore.

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