Civil supplies officials beaten up by margin free market owner, kin in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram: Civil supplies officers who came for inspection at a margin free market were beaten up by the owner of the shop and his relatives here at Kazhakootam on Monday.
The officials had arrived for inspection on price gouging and hoarding as instructed by the district collector.
TSO Shanawas A. M, Rationing Inspectors Sufila A, Simi S. S, Shibu S and driver Jayakrishnan were beaten up.
A severely injured Jayakrishnan and Sufila were taken to medical college hospital here.
Shop owner Johnson Yohannan (45), his nephews Nithin K. Samuel (25) and Nikhil K Samuel (22) were taken in custody by the Kazhakootam police.