On April 21, employees of Kallada Travels had allegedly thrashed two passengers. The owner Suresh Kallada had earlier informed the police that he was undergoing treatment at the Thiruvananthapuram hospital following high blood pressure.
Kochi: Suresh Kallada, owner of Kallada travels appeared before Thrikkakara assistant police commissioner's office in Kochi, Kerala. According to sources, the police had summoned Suresh on April 24, but due to health issues, he could not appear. But on April 25, as per the latest information, he changed his decision and presented himself before the officer as it was said that strict action would be taken against him if he doesn’t appear before the officer.
Suresh Kallada had earlier informed the police that he was undergoing treatment at the Thiruvananthapuram hospital following high blood pressure. The police asked him to produce medical records.
On April 21, the staff of Kallada Travels bus, which was ferrying passengers from Thiruvananthapuram to Bengaluru, thrashed two passengers and forced them out of the vehicle in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
According to sources, a verbal dispute broke out between employees and the passengers after the bus broke down at Haripad, Alappuzha, on Saturday. Later, an alternative bus carrying passengers reached Vyttila. Moments later, Kallada Travels employees were caught on video attacking the passengers, who questioned the staff.
The video was shot by one of the passengers, who posted it on social media. The employees, who attacked the passengers, were charged with non-bailable offences.
Meanwhile, the motor vehicles department, as part of operation night riders, has checked over 100 buses in Kerala and among them, offences were found in 28 buses. Among the 28 buses, six belong to Kallada Travels. Operation night riders was launched by the motor vehicles department to crack down on private luxury bus companies that violate rules.
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Last Updated Apr 26, 2019, 9:38 AM IST