Thiruvananthapuram: S Ajikumar, mechanic at Kattakkada Unit has been suspended in connection with the roughing up of Premanan, the person who had approached for concession for his daughter and her friend at Kattakkada Depot. Five KSRTC employees have been suspended so far.
Police had added the name of Ajikumar in the list of the accused last day and following this, the suspension. Vigilance report points out that Ajikumar had violated the discipline.
Police version on the incident was that only four people are involved in the assault. But when the police checked the videos of the incident in detail, Ajikumar was seen roughing up Premanan,
The incident occured last Tuesday. Premanan, an employee of the Poovachal grama panchayat, reached KSRTC Kattakkada Depot with his daughter Reshma, a Degree student and her friend, to renew concession cards. The employees asked for course certificate to process the application. Premanan informed that he had already submitted the course certificate three months back and the talk led to roughing up of Premanan. The employees dragged Premanan to a rest room to assault him and his daughter and her friend started dissuading them from attacking Premanan.
The KSRTC has suspended Aryanad station master A Muhammed Sherif, Kattakkada bus station duty guard S R Suresh Kumar, conductor N ANIL Kumar and C P Milan last Tuesday.