Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Karnataka police team in Kollam

KOLLAM/KOCHI: A four-member team of the Karnataka Police arrived in Kollam at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday to execute the arrest warrant against Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasir Maudany who has been listed as an accused in the Bangalore serial blasts case.

A tense situation prevailed at the Anwarssery camp of Mr. Maudany. His supporters raised slogans and swore that they would resist any attempt to arrest him. A large group of PDP workers, gagged with black bands, lay down at the entry gates to the Anwarssery complex to prevent the entry of the Karnataka police team.

The team, led by the Crime Branch Special Inquiry Squad Circle Inspector, held discussions with Kollam District Superintendent of Police Harshita Attaluri on providing protection to the team to execute the arrest warrant.

Ms. Attaluri told reporters in Kollam that the Kerala Police were fully prepared to provide protection to the Karnataka team. Protection will be provided as and when they submit a request in this regard, she said.

Ms. Attaluri said she was not in a position to say when Mr. Maudany would be arrested. �It is for the Karnataka Police to decide. The task of the Kerala Police is only to provide protection to effect the arrest subject to a request from the Karnataka Police.

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