Sunday, March 14, 2010

Senior police official hurt in road mishap

KANNUR: A senior police official, who is part of the ongoing probe into terror related cases involving suspected Lashkar operative T Nazir, was injured in a road mishap in the wee hours Sunday, police sources said.

P P Sadanandan, Circle Inspector of the Town Police station here, has been admitted to a hospital in Mangalore with fracture injuries, they said.

The mishap occurred around 12.30 am when he was returning from the Mangattuparamba campus of the Kerala Armed Police (KAP) Batallion in a jeep which dashed against van while trying to save a motorbike coming from the opposite side, police said.

Nazir, describing himself as the South Indian Commander of the LeT, was said to be confined in the KAP campus for interrogating in connection with the tracing of an explosive near the busy Stadium corner on Sept 25, 2008 here after he was remanded to 11 days custody of Kerala police on March 12.

The ultra said to have planted a detonator in the busy spot in a bid to prevent Muslim women from coming out and shop on the occasion of Id-ul-fitr as he considered it was against Islamic traditions.

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