SUSCA May be Slapped in Kozhikode Airport Brawl Case

Published: 19th June 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2015 08:11 AM   |  A+A-

KARIPUR/MANJERI: The authorities may take case under Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Civil  Aviation Act(SUSCA) in the Karipur Airport incident.  SUSCA has been introduced to register cases in incidents affecting the safety of air traffic. In Karipur, two flights had to be diverted and even the Air Traffic Control unit had gone dysfunctional following the brawl that claimed the life of CISF head constable S S Yadav. 

However, the recommendation of investigating officer and the state also needed to register case under this Act. The Civil Aviation Ministry may move this way after the completion of primary police investigation. The state has to set up a special court to hear the case if SUSCA is slapped.

“SUSCA has not been slapped in the case yet.  Investigating officers and state has to take a decision on this,” Calicut International Airport director, K Janardhanan said.

The director will convene a meeting of security committee to review the situation in the airport. Airport Authority of India staff, CISF and other persons will attend the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Manjeri First Class Judicial Magistrate Court will pronounce verdict on the bail plea of the four CISF personnel arrested in connection with Calicut International Airport vandalisation case.  The court has criticised the police for delaying the arrest of the remaining CISF personnel involved in the case. The court has postponed the bail plea to study the case diary presented by police before  the court on Thursday. 

The advocate of the accused informed the court that they have surrendered before the police.  Two accused, Bihar native Vinaykumar Gupta and Rajastan native Rakesh Kumar Meena have sought court permission to appear for the sub inspector test to be held on Sunday.  Court will also pronounce its decision the matter on Friday.


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