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Karnataka officials discuss Madani's arrest

india Updated: Aug 16, 2010 13:44 IST

Two senior police officials from Bangalore will hold discussions with the police top brass in Kerala on Monday on the issue of arrest of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani in connection with the Bangalore serial blasts case.

Joint Police Commissioner of Bangalore Alok Kumar along with Deputy Commissioner Omkarayya have reached here, fuelling speculation that the arrest of Madani was imminent.

Though the Peoples Democratic Party leader had yesterday said he preferred to surrender before a local court in the coming days, Karnataka Police was keen on executing the arrest warrant against Madani, police said.

A Karnataka team led by Circle Inspector N H Siddappa has been camping in Kollam, the district where Madani's camp is located, since last Monday.

They had sought the Kerala Police's help to arrest Madani, who was also an accused in the 1998 Coimbatore serial blasts in which 58 people were killed. However, he was acquitted by the trial court.

Local officials put up a notice in front of the complex where Madani is camping, asking the management of the orphanage to evacuate all those inside other than the regular inmates and remove stored weapons, if any.

Later police also put up a notice asking Madani to cooperate with them.