PDP chairman Abdul Nasir Maudany, an accused in the Bangalore serial blasts case, has urged the Fast Track Court to grant him anticipatory bail as there is “no prima facie case” against him as “the case is based on a statement given by a co-accused.” The plea came up for hearing before court on Thursday. “My name is falsely implicated in the case. On the day mentioned in the charge sheet, I had not visited Laggeri in Somawarpet taluk in Kodagu district, where the conspiracy was alleged to have been hatched,” he stated in his submission. “The very genesis of the crime is not established and there is no prima facie case against me. Also, none of the accused stated that I took part in the conspiracy.”

The prosecution argued that since the nature of the offence was “very serious,” his plea should be rejected.

The judge adjourned the hearing till Friday.