LeT connections of Madni revealed, Still Kerala Home Minister adamant about his innocence!

published on March 27, 2009



Terror man Nawaz had met Madani: Police

PNS | Kochi

Even
as the CPI(M) was working overtime to exonerate PDP supremo Abdul
Nasser Madani in cases pertaining to his alleged terror links, more
reports came out indicating his connections with extremist elements
even after his release from the prison in Coimbatore. These reports
came just when Madani was preparing to start an all-Kerala Yatra to
garner electoral support for the LDF.

Reports from Bangalore
said Sarfaras Nawaz, the suspected Oman-based fund-raiser for last
year’s bombings in various Indian cities including Bangalore, had met
Madani at his orphanage in Kollam after the PDP leader’s release from
the prison, while the CPI(M) was arguing that he had had no connections
with such people since his acquittal by the Coimbatore court.

The
reports from Bangalore, where the Karnataka Police was questioning
Nawaz (32), a native of Perumbavoor, Ernakulam district, Kerala, said
he had met Madani in Kollam as recent as the last Id-ul Azahah. Nawaz
was taken to Madani by Nazeer and Omar-ul Farooq, whom police suspected
to be the people who recruited youth from Kerala for Lashkar-e-Tayyeba.
Nawaz was said to have told the police that he was taken to Madani by
these two terror men.

According to the statement by Nawaz to
the Karnataka Police, he had asked Madani not to participate in the
democratic process. He also said Nazeer was the person who had arranged
the meeting with the PDP chief. Nawaz was brought from Muscat to India
by officials of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) on March 5.

Nawaz’s
statement had reportedly said that he had met Madani along with five
others including Farooq and Nazeer of Kannur, whom the anti-terror
squad of Kerala Police had been unsuccessfully looking for in the past
five months. Nazeer was said to be the top operative of LeT in Kerala
and was said to be instrumental in recruiting the four Malalyalee
militants killed in encounter in Kashmir early October.

Sources
in Kerala Police had earlier said that Nawaz was in all probability the
chief coordinator and main fund-raiser for the terror acts of the
Indian Mujahiddeen which had allegedly been behind the blasts at
Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Delhi.

According to the police, Nawaz
could have also been involved in the fund-raising for the SIMI terror
training camp held in Vagamon, Idukki in December 2007 which was said
to be the springboard for the bombings.

Investigators had
netted him as per information received from Abdul Sattar alias
Sainudden, alleged to be a prime player behind the Bangalore blasts.

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