Clashes between opposition MLAs and watch and ward in front of Speaker's office on Wednesday | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: In a major setback to the government in the Assembly ruckus case, a medical report has emerged stating that the watch and ward staff did not sustain any fracture on his arm and his bone was not broken. Earlier, opposition MLAs were booked under non-bailable offences stating that a watch and ward staff suffered fracture amid the violence.
However, since the medical report states otherwise, the government is planning to waive the non-bailable sections after consulting with doctors. The last Assembly session was adjourned following repeated protests by the opposition disrupting the house proceedings.
As opposition MLAs staged protests in front of Speaker AN Shamseer’s office, watch and ward staff attempted to stop them, resulting in clashes between the legislators and officers. Following this, the Museum Police registered cases in connection with the incident.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by the watch and ward, the police had registered a case under non-bailable offence against the UDF MLAs. With the medical report giving a clean chit, the case will no longer exist and is likely to draw flak in the court.
At present, the government is reportedly planning to seek the doctors’ opinions and modify the FIR excluding non-bailable offences.