CPM state secretary Kodiyeri justifies police action against Puthuvype protesters

CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has come out justifying police action on protesters.

Published: 21st June 2017 07:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2017 07:31 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has come out justifying police action on protesters. “It’s the responsibility of the state government to ensure security to the Prime Minister,” he said. The CPM state chief told mediapersons here on Tuesday the government should look into what necessitated police action. On the day of Prime Minister’s arrival, some people had tried to enter the venue of Metro rail inaugural function.

They were stopped midway by the police. Had they entered the venue, the discussion would have been about security lapse, Kodiyeri said.“Why did some people try to enter the venue of the function? The state government is responsible for providing security to the Prime Minister. Why an attempt was made to create tension on that occasion? Whether there was any other motive behind it? All these aspects should be verified. The government should probe what necessitated police action,” he said.

Kodiyeri said the action council should agree for talks with the government. The council has given assurance before the High Court that construction would not be obstructed. That has not been followed. He said such incidents to demoralise the police can’t be accepted. It’s part of a move by certain people to create anarchy.

Some people are against developmental activities. It cannot be accepted. If there is a report on terror elements, the government should verify the same, he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp