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Nitish lashes out at Karnataka police over ‘militant’ arrest

india Updated: May 08, 2012 23:45 IST
Ashok Mishra/ Bishnu K Jha
Chinnaswamy stadium blast

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday expressed anger at the Karnataka police for arresting an alleged Indian Mujahideen operative in Bihar without intimating the authorities concerned.

Kumar said, “The Karnataka police have brazenly violated an established law about giving prior information to the local police about the arrest of a person within their jurisdiction.”

Bihar director-general of police Abhyanand had strongly protested against this to his Karnataka counterpart, he said, adding he had sought a report from the Darbhanga SP and on the basis of that a formal protest would be lodged with the Karnataka government and the Union home ministry.

This has become important in the context of the debate on the formation of the National Counter-Terrorism Centre.

The police team from Karnataka arrested Kafil Akhter on Sunday in connection with the twin blasts in 2010 at Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium, said Darbhanga superintendent of police Garima Malik on Tuesday.

Fifteen people were injured when two low-intensity bombs exploded outside the packed stadium on April 17, 2010.

“The Karnataka police did not contact the local police or inform us about the arrest ,” the SP said, adding that the Darbhanga police came to know about it from the alleged terrorist’s family.

Bihar has been asking for stronger cooperation between the state forces and counter-terrorism units.