Bangalore DCP coming to Kollam

For executing arrest warrant against Abdul Nasir Maudany

: Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime-Bangalore) S.N. Siddaramappa, who is the chief investigating officer in the Bangalore serial blasts case, will arrive in Kollam on Wednesday night or early Thursday to execute the arrest warrant against People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasir Maudany who has been listed as an accused in the case.

The Kollam police have been informed about the police officer's arrival. Police sources told The Hindu that the Bangalore police team led by Circle Inspector (Crime-Bangalore) N.H. Siddappa that arrived here on Tuesday was not the competent authority to execute the arrest warrant. The team had arrived here to take stock of the situation and make necessary arrangements for the arrival of the DCP, they said.

Maudany taken ill

Addressing a press conference at the Anwarssery camp on Wednesday evening, acting chairman of PDP Poonthura Siraj said Mr. Maudany had contracted influenza A (H1N1). He said this had been brought to the attention of Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy.

Mr. Siraj said the Health Minister had given an assurance that a team of doctors led by Kollam District Medical Officer P.J. Leena would arrive at Anwarssery on Thursday morning to examine Mr. Maudany.

If the DMO team confirmed that Mr. Maudany had contracted A (H1N1) flu, preventive kits would be given to the hundreds of PDP workers who are camping at Anwarssery to resist any move to arrest Mr. Maudany.

Mr. Siraj said the proposed march by the Bharatiya Janata Party to Anwarssery on August 20 was a calculated move by the party to communalise the issue.

However, the PDP workers would not do anything to destroy communal harmony, he said.

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