Kerala has limitations in Madhani case: Chandy

The State Government has many limitations to intervene in the case involving PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madhani, who is currently lodged in a jail in Bangalore, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said.

Published: 27th December 2012 09:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th December 2012 09:39 AM   |  A+A-

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The State Government has many limitations to intervene in the case involving PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madhani, who is currently lodged in a jail in Bangalore, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said. However, the government is keen on ensuring proper medical treatment to  Madhani and in this regard a medical report forwarded by the Karnataka Government has been submitted to a five-member panel of expert doctors here for follow-up action.

 ‘’That the health condition of Madhani has turned serious has come to light with the  State Government receiving numerous representations. Kerala had written to the Karnataka Government on this score. A report was submitted by Karnataka Government and the State Government had handed the report to a team of five doctors here.  Once we get receive their report we will make a reassessment of the issue. However, it is also a fact that the State Government has limitations,’’ Chandy told mediapersons here at a post-cabinet briefing. Madhani was re-arrested on August 17, 2010, in connection with the alleged conspiracy in the 2008 Bangalore bomb blast case and had been lodged in jail in Bangalore since then.

These charges notwithstanding, the humanitarian angle of a person being held without trial for long, and that too when his health is deteriorating, has given a new dimension to the Madhani issue with claims of denial of natural justice, at least in his home state.

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