`Kerala yet to get info on Madani being chargesheeted`

Kerala Police is yet to receive any official communication from Karnataka on PDP leader Madani being arraigned as an accused in 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blasts case, state Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said today.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2010, 17:59 PM IST

Thrissur: Kerala Police is yet to receive
any official communication from Karnataka on PDP leader Abdul
Nasser Madani being arraigned as an accused in 2008 Bangalore
serial bomb blasts case, state Home Minister Kodiyeri
Balakrishnan said today.

On the possibility of Madani being arrested, he said the
state police would extend help to its Bangalore counterpart if
help was sought from it.

"This is a case registered in Karnataka. If the police in
that state seek the help of our police, they would extend it.
This is something normal," Balakrishnan told reporters on the
sidelines of a function here.

The minister said he did not think the arrest of Madani,
founder of the Kerala-based People`s Democratic Party, would
create any trouble in the state.

Madani was listed as an accused in the blasts case in the
additional chargesheet filed by Bangalore police in the court
on Friday.

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.

PTI