Flights resume, probe ordered in Kozhikode airport clash

Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said an inquiry has been ordered. Forensic officials were at the airport to probe the shooting incident in which CISF jawan Jaipal Yadav was killed. A case has been registered against 15 people.

As operations resumed this morning, at least two Air India Express flights from the Gulf landed at the Karipur airport. A large posse of police personnel has been deployed at the airport.

Passengers, who witnessed the violence, alleged that following the death of their colleague, some CISF jawans went on a rampage chasing away passengers and other officials with lathies.
There were also reports about CISF personnel and Fire Force vehicles blocking the runway last night. Police refused to give details saying they were probing the matter.

A senior police official at Karipur Airport said that at least 11 CISF and Fire Force Department officials of AAI were 'removed' from the airport last night to prevent further trouble. They have not been taken into custody, he said, adding, “Police have also viewed the CCTV footage of the incident.”
After the violence, Karipur airport was closed to traffic and three flights were diverted to Kochi's Nedumbassery airport. Airport security continues to be with CISF and state police have not taken charge of it, officials aid.

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