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Kerala airport firing: Cases registered against 100 CISF personnel

PTI 13 Jun 2015, 22:33:42 IST

KOZHIKODE: Police have registered case against 100 CISF personnel in connection with the clashes at Karipur airport between central security personnel and Airport Authority of India (AAI) staff, leading to the death of a jawan on June 10.

The cases were registered on the basis of a complaint by Airport Authority of India, police sources told PTI.

No arrests have been made so far. Police had earlier arrested 9 AAI officials who were produced in court today and remanded to judicial custody till June 27. They were arrested on a complaint from CISF commander Biju.

Meanwhile, airport sources denied reports of mass transfer of CISF personnel from here to Bengaluru. "No one has been transferred after the case," the sources said.

A section of the media had reported that 100 CISF personnel posted at the airport had been transferred to Bengaluru in the aftermath of the violence.

After the violence, the airport had been temporarily closed following which flights were diverted to Nedumbassery airport in Kochi on the night of June 10. The flight operations resumed the next day.

Meanwhile, police said no case had been registered against CISF Sub Inspector Sitaram Choudhary whose pistol accidentally went off in the melee leading to the death of constable S S Yadav.

Choudhary is undergoing treatment at a hospital here. "As of now, no particular case has been registered against Sitaram Choudhary. We are perusing all the details available", Kondotty Police Inspector B Santosh, the investigating officer, told PTI.