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K'taka police reacts to Nitish's objection over Bihar arrest

May 08, 2012 17:26 IST

The Karnataka Police chief while describing the arrest of Kafeel Akthar from Barasmela village two days ago in connection with the 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium twin blasts as an exceptional situation, said that there is a provision to inform the police of another state later.

Karnataka Police Chief A R Infant was reacting to the statements made by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who had expressed unhappiness over Karnataka police arresting Akthar without the knowledge of the Bihar administration.

"I am awaiting a report from my officials regarding this operation," Infant said.

"Akthar was arrested on May 6. We had information about him earlier but could not share it as we believed that he may run away. This man has plenty of local contacts and could have easily escaped," he said.

"Our police team thought it fit to produce him before the nearest court after he was picked up. In a normal situation, the police do need to inform the administration of the other state, but during an exceptional situation there is no such need. This is an exceptional situation and there is a provision to inform later" he added.

Infant said he will look into the allegations being made by the Bihar CM. "If there is a violation under the Code of Criminal Procedure, then action will be taken he added.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru