Protest inside flight: Third person absconding, central intelligence intervenes

Visuals of the incident that took place inside the flight | Photo: Mathrubhumi News Screengrab

Thiruvananthapuram: Police have recorded the arrest of two Youth Congress workers for protesting against the CM in a Indigo flight, while the third person who also travelled along with them, is on the run. The two arrested are Mattanur natives Farseen Majeed and Naveenkumar. Sunith Kumar is the other person on the run and he too hails from Mattanur.

According to police, Sunith Kumar is likely to be in Thiruvananthapuram city itself. The officials are in full swing to nab him.

Meanwhile, the central intelligence has intervened in the security breach that happened in the flight. Similarly, the air carrier has initiated an enquiry over the matter.

Two Youth Congress workers raised slogans against the CM inside the aircraft in which he travelled from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram.

A video clip of the incident released on social media by Youth Congress State vice-president and former MLA K S Sabarinathan showed the two being forcefully pushed away by a person accompanying the Chief Minister and the duo questioning whether they do not have a right to question.

Later, Sabarinathan alleged it was senior CPM leader and LDF convener E P Jayarajan who pushed the protesting Youth Congress workers.

One of them, shortly thereafter, told a TV channel over phone from inside the airport that they were badly beaten up by Jayarajan and the gunmen of the Chief Minister and that his colleague suffered multiple injuries.

He also alleged that they were denied medical aid at the airport.

Jayarajan, speaking to reporters after the incident, had alleged that the Youth Congress workers were drunk, could not talk properly and that they tried to attack the Chief Minister.

He also alleged that Congress was "adopting methods of terror groups".

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