The trial in the Kalamassery bus burning case could not begin at the NIA court after the prime witness and some of the accused persons failed to turn up here on Friday.
A summons was issued to Krishnaswamy of Salem, the prime witness and driver of the bus belonging to the Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation. However, he did not turn up.
Four other accused that include Thadiyantavida Nazir, Sabir Buhari, Thajudeen and Ummar Farooque could not appear as the trial in Bangalore blast case was currently progressing at a court in Bengaluru.
Soofiya Maudany, wife of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasir Maudany, who is 10th accused in the case, and persons who were out on bail were present at the court.
The incident pertaining to the case took place in 2005 when the alleged PDP workers torched the Tamil Nadu State-owned bus protesting against the continued imprisonment of Maudany, an accused in the Coimbatore blast case, in Coimbatore jail.
The court ordered the investigation officer to file a report regarding the availability of the accused who were facing trial in Bengaluru before May 25.