Kerala

Maudany's former gunman appears before medical board

Police constable A. Shajahan, former gunman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasir Maudany, on Friday, appeared before a government medical board, chaired by Kollam district hospital superintendent Susan Mathew.

Mr. Shajahan had received formal directions from the District Superintendent of Police Harshita Attaluri to appear before the board.

On August 3, Mr. Shajahan had received notice to appear before the Bangalore police for questioning in connection with Mr. Maudany's alleged role in the 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blasts case. The Karnataka police suspect that Mr. Shajahan was Mr. Maudany's gunman during the latter's alleged visit to Kodagu in Karnataka.

Immediately after receiving the notice, Mr. Shajahan checked into the district hospital here. He later checked into Government Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram. A few days later, he went on medical leave. Since then, his whereabouts were not known.

It was against this backdrop that Ms. Attaluri issued directions to him to appear before a government medical board.

Mr. Shajahan told the medical board that he was suffering from chronic knee problem. The board, which examined him, recommended surgery. It also referred him to the Thiruvananthapuram medical college for further examination. The board submitted a detailed report on the examination to Ms. Attaluri.

Attached to the Armed Reserve Camp here, Mr. Shajahan was one of the four police gunmen allocated by the State government for Mr. Maudany's security soon he was released from the Coimbatore Jail following acquittal in the Coimbatore serial blasts case.


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