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Chandy backtracks on Ma’dani issue, says won’t intervene in the matter

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Bangalore: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday backtracked from his earlier stand on Ma’dani issue and said that it was not right to intervene for the bail of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani as that was a matter of Karnataka government.

The chief minister was talking to reporters here after a meeting with his Karnataka counterpart Siddaramaiah.

Chandy had last month said that he would seek Karnataka's intervention to end the continued incarceration, without trial, of Madani, arrested in connection with 2008 Bangalore serial blasts.

"The state government will again approach Karnataka seeking Ma'dani's release. He should get all the rights as an Indian citizen," Chandy had told a delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the law would take its own course in the matter of Ma’dani.

Ma'dani was arrested by Karnataka police in August, 2010 and has been lodged in Bangalore Central Prison since then.


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