Karna police had to decide on when to arrest Madani: Minister

Last Updated: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 19:29

Kannur: With the uncertainty over the
arrest of PDP leader Abdul Nassar Madhani, an accused in the
208 Bangalore serial blasts case, continuing, the Kerala Home
Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan today reiterated that it was
for Karnataka police to decide on when to arrest Madhani.

Speaking to mediapersons here, Balakrishnan said since
Madhani had said that he (Madhani) would surrender before a
local court, Kerala police has nothing more to do. It was for
the Karnataka police to take the final decision on when to
arrest Madhani, he said.

Kerala police would provide all help for the Karnataka
police in executing the warrant, he said.

Balakrishnan said all allegations against him with
regard to Madhani`s arrest was politically motivated as Kerala
police has no role in it.

No one will be allowed to violate the law and order
situation in the state, he said.

Balakrishnan had told reporters at Kozhikode yesterday
that `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.

A Karnataka police team had been camping in the district
with the arrest warrant for the last seven 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 Madhani 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.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 19:29

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