State Home Min delaying Madhani’s arrest: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party, Kerala Unit President, today alleged that the arrest of PDP leader Abdul Nasar Madhani was being delayed due to an understanding between the Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and Madhani.

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2010, 22:20 PM IST

Kozhikode: Bharatiya Janata Party, Kerala
Unit President, V Muraleedharan, today alleged that the arrest
of PDP leader Abdul Nasar Madhani was being delayed due to an
understanding between the Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri
Balakrishnan and Madhani.

Speaking to mediapersons here, Muraleedharan said that
Balakrishnan`s criticism of Karnataka government that they had
not informed the Kerala government on the arrest of Madhani
was only to help the PDP leader, whose anticipatory bail was
rejected by the Karnataka high court recently.

Pointing that Kerala state police was efficient, he
alleged that Balakrishnan was coming out with statements
demoralising the force. `If the state government feels that
Kerala police will not be able to control the fall out that
might trigger in the state in the event of Madhani`s arrest,
then they should call the army`, he said.

Muraleedharan said that since Madhani do not hold any
constitutional position, there was no need for the Karnataka
police to seek Kerala government`s permission for the arrest.

Criticising both Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and
Congress for keeping silent on the issue of Madhani`s arrest,
he wanted both the party to make their stand clear on the
issue.

Lashing the state government, Muraleedharan said if
Madhani was not well, then he should have gone to the hospital
for getting medical treatment.

Activists of Popular Front of India (PFI), allegedly
behind the chopping of the palm of a lecturer recently, was
providing protection to madhani at Anwarassery in Kollam
district, where the PDP leader was staying, he charged. BJP would organise a March on August 20 to Anwarassery camp
of Madhani, to pressurise the government for the arrest of
Madhani, he said.

A police team from Bangalore had arrived in Kerala on
August 10, fuelling speculation of imminent arrest of Madhani,
an accused in the Bangalore blast case.

PTI