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Terror man admits links with Madani

Terror man admits links with Madani

Author: PNS
Publication: The Pioneer
Date: April 3, 2009
URL: http://www.dailypioneer.com/167021/Terror-man-admits-links-with-Madani.html

The position of the CPI(M), which refuses let the police probe the alleged terror links of Abdul Nasser Madani and his wife Sufiya just because of a poll pact with his PDP, became weaker with more evidences coming out in the form of statements by a terror case accused. This has come close on the heels of Wednesday's court order to probe the role of Sufiya Madani in the burning of a Tamil Nadu bus at Kalamassery off Kochi in 2005.

Abdul Sattar alias Sainuddeen aka Sattar Bhai, who had reportedly manufactures the Indian Mujahiddeen bombs that went off in various cities last year, told the Anti-Terror Squad of the Kerala Police that he had been in close contact with Madani for the past 15 years. The police had earlier found that Sainuddeen's daughter had been attending school from Sufiya's residence in Kochi, but Madani had last week categorically denied any knowledge of any person called Sainuddeen.

Sainuddeen was arrested from Hyderabad jointly by the Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh Police forces in January last in connection with the bombings in Bangalore and elsewhere. During interrogation by the Kerala Police ATS at the Ramavarmapuram facility near Thrissur, Sainuddeen told them that he had come into contact with the Madani family when he had gone there to install an elevator.

Sainuddeen, a native of Kondotty, Malappuram, had been doing a business of selling electric fans brought from Hyderabad and this was how he had connections with that city, which later became his base. He had come into contact with Madani through the workers of PDP. He had visited Madani's house as he was asked to install an elevator because Madani wanted it to go upstairs. Sainuddeen also reportedly told the police that Sufiya had been helping him to send his daughter to school.

Madani, at a face-to-face programme in Thiruvananthapruam last week had denied the report about connections with Sainuddeen and had claimed that the girl, Fazeela Begum, attending school from his house, was actually the daughter of a servant. He had also produced Mani alias Yusuf, who had been taking care of the PDP leader at the Coimbatore prison and had once worked at the purdah shop run by Sufiya, before the Press to claim that Sainuddeen's daughter had not stayed there.

With Sainuddeen himself admitting his 15-year-old connections with the PDP chairman, the Police Department, ruled by Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, who was also a junior Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M), would have no other option but to proceed with follow-up investigations. Kodiyeri had some days ago ruled out any probe into the allegations of Madani's terror links saying all of them were quite old.

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