Kochi: Six days after attacking and abusing a father, his daughter and her friend, four employees of the sinking KSRTC are evading arrest with the police not getting any hint of their whereabouts even as the Kerala High Court has expressed concern over the matter.
Mohammad Sharif, Station Master, S R Suresh Kumar, duty guard, N Anil Kumar, conductor, C P Milan Dorich, assistant, are absconding, according to police when the Kerala High Court asked the reason for the delay in their arrest, media reports said.
Two of them belonging to left trade union CITU and two others to the Congress controlled INTUC have moved the Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail which is likely to come up before the court on Monday.
The court had described the incident as shocking and had sought a report on the matter. The KSRTC chief Biju Prabhakar, who has done commendable work in managing the Rs 12,000 crore debt ridden transport corporation, has suspended the accused and has announced stern steps saying that such people are a liability to the sinking organisation. The Managing Director had apologised to the public for the conduct of the accused.
The police on the other hand had been allegedly lenient from the beginning as they first registered flimsy cases against the accused. As the matter became controversial, the police registered Non bailable charges against them including attempt to outrage the modesty of women.
The incident happened when the victim Preman, 55, went to Kattakada depot to renew the bus concession of his daughter. An argument ensued following which the staff got infuriated and pounced on Preman, his daughter and her friend who tried to save Preman.
The Left trade union outfit CITU has extended support to the employees who were caught on camera abusing and bashing the panchayat staff Preman.
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