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Kerala: Police attacked during protest against Adani Port, case registered against 3000


Police said around 3,000 people gathered at the Vizhinjam police station and demanded the release of Leo Stanley, Muthappan, Pushparaj and Shanky, the accused in a case registered on Saturday, and other suspects who were taken into custody.

Kerala on Sunday night in Vizhinjam area of Adani Port Project Over 3,000 people were booked on Monday on charges of unlawful assembly, rioting and criminal conspiracy in connection with the violent clashes during the anti-CAA protests. Police said that cases have been registered against 3,000 people who can be identified for vandalizing a police station and attacking policemen. There are reports of injuries to 40 policemen and many local people in the violence.

Police said around 3,000 people gathered at the Vizhinjam police station and demanded the release of Leo Stanley, Muthappan, Pushparaj and Shanky, the accused in a case registered on Saturday, and other suspects who were taken into custody.

People threatened to set fire

It has been said in the FIR, the mob reached the police station at around 6 pm with iron rods, sticks, stones and bricks and created a hostage-like situation inside the police station. He threatened to set the police station on fire if the accused were not released. They damaged five police vehicles and damaged office equipment inside the police station.

It has been said that due to the attack, there has been a loss of about 85 lakh rupees. Sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 447 (criminal trespass) and section 353 (assault on public servant) of the Indian Penal Code have been imposed on the accused.

Meanwhile, the Thiruvananthapuram City Police Commissioner told the media that the attack on the police station could not be justified in any way. The police commissioner said, we have already deployed enough policemen. The attack on the police station cannot be justified. People had reached the police station demanding the release of a person accused under section 307 of the IPC. The district administration has called a meeting of all the parties on Monday to resolve the issue.

Meanwhile, the four people taken into custody have been released on bail. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) M.R. Ajit Kumar told the media that the mob ransacked the police station on Sunday evening and attacked the policemen, in which around 36 policemen have been admitted to various hospitals after suffering injuries.

In the evening, a crowd gathered at the police station and demanded the release of some people arrested in another case, Kumar told the media. They ransacked the police station and attacked the officers. One SI’s leg is broken. Looks like he was bricked.

Due to the sensitive situation in the area, the Kerala government has also deployed more police officers from other districts in the area. The protesters also attacked media persons present at the spot on Sunday night. The protesters attacked Sheriff M John, cameraman of local channel ACV, damaged his camera and snatched his mobile phone. He has been admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. Earlier on Sunday, the state police had registered an FIR against at least 15 priests of the Latin Catholic Church in connection with the violence in Vizhinjam.

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