K’taka Police arrests terrorist in Bihar,Nitish takes umbrage

Kanataka police arrested Kafil Ahmed,a suspect in Chinnaswamy Stadium twin blasts.

Written by Agencies | Darbhanga | Published: May 8, 2012 1:42:37 pm

The Karnataka Police have arrested a suspected terrorist from Bihar’s Darbhanga district,prompting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to raise objection against the unilateral police action.

The police team from Karnataka arrested Kafil Ahmed from Barasmela village two days ago in connection with the 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium twin blasts,Superintendent of Police Garima Malik said.

Fifteen people were injured when two low-intensity bombs exploded outside a packed Chinnaswamy cricket stadium on April 17,2010.

“The Karnataka Police did not contact the local police nor informed us about the arrest of Ahmed,” the SP said,adding that the Darbhanga police came to know about the arrest of the suspected terrorist from his family.

In Patna,Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said,“The Karnakata Police has brazenly violated an established law about giving prior information to the local police about arrest of a person from its jurisdiction.”

The Bihar DGP has lodged a strong protest with his Karnataka counterpart,Kumar said.

The chief minister said he had sought a report from the Darbhanga SP and on the basis of it,a formal protest will be lodged with the Karnataka government and the Union Home Ministry.

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