A Sessions Court in Bengaluru has rejected the bail plea of Rahmatullah from Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli, who is in judicial custody for having allegedly threatened the life of Karnataka High Court judges who pronounced the verdict on wearing hijab in classrooms recently.

A City Civil and Sessions Court rejected Rahmatullah's plea on Saturday. Mohammed Usmani, a member of Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ), is another person arrested on similar charges. Both are in judicial custody.

A Bench comprising Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna Dixit and Justice Khazi M Jaibunnisa upheld the ban on hijab in Karnataka's educational institutions recently.

Videos of Rahmatullah and Usmani, both from Tamil Nadu, went viral where they are allegedly heard making the threat.

Judge V Prakash rejected the bail plea after public prosecutor B S Patil convinced the court that the charges against the accused were serious in nature and his custody was necessary.

Earlier, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court had refused anticipatory bail to nine accused in two separate FIRs registered for speeches made in two public meetings convened on 17th and 18th March 2022 by Tamilnadu Thowhith Jamath in Madurai Town and Thiruvadanai. The Court held that the incident is "an open and dangerous attack on the strongest pillar of the Constitution, the Judiciary".

With PTI inputs