Bengaluru: The Kerala police questioned PDP chairman Abdul Nassar Madhani for the alleged attempt back in 1998 to murder RSS ideologue P Parameswaran and Father KK Alavi, a convert into Christianity from Islam. The case relates to Madhani offering money to murder RSS think-tank Bharatiya Vichara Kendram Director P Parameshwaran and Father Alavi. The police have slapped charges of attempt to murder and issuance of threat to murder on Madani.

The police team reached the hospital in Bangalore and interrogated Madhani. However, Madhani dismissed the charges and said he is not involved in this.  Madhani alleged political conspiracy against him.  Madhani said he does not know Marad Ashraf , the second accused in the case.  “I’m seeing  Ashraf for the first time only at the Coimbatore jail,” Madhani told the police team.

Ashraf in his statement said that Madhani had sent him as hitman to kill Parameswaran and Father Alavi.  Ashraf said that Madhani had given money to buy gun and other weapons to murder them. Ashraf also revealed that he had gone to Kanyakumari in connection with this.

Madhani, who has been named the first accused in the case, was not questioned by the police so far. But in the plea submitted in the court seeking permission to question Madhani, the HC had wanted to dispose off the case as early as possible. After the court directed to finish investigations within 6 months, the crime branch DySP-led team questioned Madhani.