Kerala CM declines to comment on Madani`s charge sheet

Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 23:18

Bangalore: Kerala Chief Minister V S
Achutanandan today declined to comment on the charge sheet of
Kerala-based People`s Democratic Party chief Abdul Nasser
Madani for his alleged role in the 2008 serial bomb blasts
here, saying details of the investigation were yet to emerge.

"Madani`s situation today and factual position of the
Karnataka police`s case are yet to emerge. Once it emerges, we
can share our views," he told reporters on the sidelines of a

Asked if his state would cooperate with Karnataka in the
case, he said Kerala home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had
already issued a statement saying Karnataka police were yet to
inform their counterparts in Thiruvanthapuram about the charge

If Karnataka police gave information to Kerala police,
necessary action would be taken, he quoted Balakrishnan as

Balakrishnan had yesterday said that Kerala police was
yet to receive any official communication from their Karnataka
counterparts concerning the charge sheet of Madani, but added
that the state police would extend its help if sought.

Madani was among the six persons named in an additional
charge sheet filed by the Bangalore Police last Friday in a
court here, taking the total number of those charged in the
case to 32. Twelve of them are absconding.

He was questioned by Bangalore police, earlier this
month, on the basis of information provided by suspected
Lashkar operative T Nazir, the prime accused in the case.

Nine low-intensity crude bombs had exploded in different
parts of the city on July 25, 2008, killing a woman and
leaving 20 others injured.


First Published: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 23:18

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