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PDP reiterates demand for Kerala's intervention

Posted on Jan 21, 08:09PM | UNI

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Kerala today reiterated its demand for intervention of the Kerala Government to secure release of its chief Abdul Nazer Mahdani, languishing in a Bangalore Jail in connection with the serial bomb explosion case.

Talking to reporters here, PDP Vice-President Subair Sabahi said the party suspected that Karnataka government would eliminate Mahdani if the way he was being treated was any indication and needed urgent intervention of the Kerala government to secure his release on bail.

Medical bulletins by doctors treating him said he was suffering from multiple diseases and needed prolonged treatment.

He accused Karnataka police of harassing Mahdani in a Manipal hospital in that state after he collapsed in the Soukjhya Hospital in Bangalore.

Expressing resentment over 'delaying' medicines to him, he said family members, who had accompanied him to Manipal were denied food by the authorities, he alleged.

The PDP was of the firm view that the state's intervention would only ensure him bail so that 'independent' medical aid could be provided to the ailing leader.

He said the PDP will hold convention here on January 25 to announce its agitational programme for his release.

PDP Chairman, who was released from Coimbatore jail after incarcerating for ten years in connection with the Coimbatore serial blast case was later arrested in Bangalore explosion case two years ago.