Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kerala: Nexus between Thachankary, Madani?

KOCHI: Top intelligence officers have unearthed a mysterious link between tainted IPS officer Tomin J Thachankary and controversial PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani. Highly placed sources said a house at Vennala is under the close scrutiny of the Central intelligence agencies after it was found that the house was taken on rent by Riyan Studio, owned by Thachankarys wife, and Abdul Nasser Madani in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

Intelligence sources said that the house which Riyan Studio took on rent was the one where Madani and his wife Soofiya Madhani stayed for nearly four months before shifting to their present house at Karukapilly in Kochi. The anti-piracy cell had conducted a search for pirated CDs on the premises of the house.

Karnataka police sources said that it was in this house that Madani met LeT suspect Thadiyantavide Nazeer.

Madani moved into this house on October 15, 2007. He stayed there for nearly four months,�� sources said. A detailed investigation is on to ascertain the circumstances under which Madani chose the house. Sources said they were also analysing the context in which Thachankary had voluntarily gone to interrogate Nazeer in Bangalore in the backdrop of this new findings.

The house belonged to an NRI woman and her brother is the caretaker of the house for many years. The caretaker, who was questioned by the Karnataka police in connection with the Bangalore bomb blast case, has moved a petition in the Ernakulam Judicial First Class Magistrate Court contending that the police had forced him to sign a witness statement in Kannada against Madani.

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