Mangaluru, June 17, 2015 : In the alleged harassment and abuse of an IT professional by taxi operators at Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) recently, police on June 16, sought the permission from the court to transfer the case to Bajpe police station, as it comes under that jurisdiction.
The court’s order to hand over the case to its jurisdictional police station is awaited. It’s a minor issue. Although the occurrence falls in the ambit of local courts, there are different JMFC courts, and the courts are kept informed.
A lady police inspector, who is currently the investigating officer, went to MIA and examined the CCTV footage. Panambur assistant commissioner of police Ravi Kumar said he had not seen the footage as the case was not yet handed over to Bajpe police station. The footage was examined by an officer. The victim has to identify the accused as there are hundreds of taxi operators seen in the footage.
Sunitha (name changed), the IT professional, was caught in a tiff between local taxi operators and her Ola cab driver at MIA. She had to walk out and catch an autorickshaw to her home in Padil. She was on her way from Bengaluru to see her ailing father-in-law, but by the time she reached he passed away. Sunitha, told media that she will be co-operating with the police.
Help desk open: Meanwhile, the airport authorities have opened a ’May I Help You’ counter near the terminal manager’s office, which is close to the departure gate. Airport director JT Radhakrishna said: If any traveler or person has grievance, they can approach the help desk. The person in charge will refer the matter to police, CISF or airlines, as required.