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


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

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