Accuses the police of having framed him in yet another case
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Abdul Nasir Maudany, lodged in the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bangalore in connection with the Bangalore bomb blasts case, has alleged that the treatment meted out to him by the Karnataka Police under the Congress government is worse than that during the BJP rule in the State.
In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Maudany accused the Karnataka Police of having foisted yet another case on him without any justification and without giving him the opportunity to be heard even as he was facing trial in a case that had been ‘cooked up’ by the BJP government three years ago.
The police had charged the case accusing him of having obstructed discharge of duties by police personnel on June 6.
He was to have gone to a private hospital for breathlessness due to asthma, but could not do so as the police officer who arrived at the prison to escort him to the hospital would not allow two of his caregivers to accompany him.
Drops hospital visit
The officer also rejected the jail superintendent’s letter permitting the assistants to accompany him, forcing him to abandon his visit to the hospital. He could go to the hospital only on June 8 after he submitted a written complaint to the Parappana Agrahara Sessions Court.
Again, when he moved the Karnataka High Court on June 12 seeking bail for further treatment, the police and the prosecution opposed his plea citing cases charged by the Kerala police way back in 1991-’92, but found baseless by courts, contending that he was a “habitual offender.”
The Parappana Agrahara police registered the new case against him only on July 23, one-and-a-half month after he allegedly “obstructed discharge duties by the police personnel.”
The police did not care to take his evidence and he came to know about it only when told by the magistrate who tried him on August 20 through videoconference. “Whoever rules, here things are decided by a few communal police officers,” the PDP leader said.