It is for Karna police to decide when to arrest Madani: Min
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 15, 2010, 19:41
Kozhikode: Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday said it is for Karnataka police to decide when to arrest PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case, as the arrest warrant is with them.

"The arrest warrant is with Karnataka police and not in the hands of Kerala police. Kerala police will extend all help to them to execute it," he said to a query from media persons after unfurling the tricolour at the Vikram ground here.

He said the situation around Anwarssery in Kollam district, where Madani is camping, was under control. The administration had imposed prohibitory orders as they feared assembly of people would affect law and order, he said.

Tension had prevailed in the area yesterday with police using teargas to disperse PDP workers.

To a query on the reported Yuva Morcha march, Balakrishnan said police has the responsibility to maintain law and order.

'Police will intervene if any problem arises,' he said. A Karnataka police team is camping in the district with the arrest warrant for the last six days awaiting the green signal help from state police to execute the order.

The administration imposed prohibitory orders under IPC Sec 144 and brought the main roads leading to the orphanage complex at Anwarssery, where Madani is camping, under its control. The ban orders were enforced in Mainagapally and nearby Sasthacottah panchyats.

Madhani's anticipatory bail plea was rejected last week by the Karnataka High Court.


First Published: Sunday, August 15, 2010, 19:41

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