Kerala Govt. to seek centre’s permission to set up police posts in airports


Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government said that it would seek the Centre’s permission to set up police posts at the three airports of the state in order to avoid any issues of law and order.

The move comes in the aftermath of the recent incidents at the Karipur airport in which a CISF jawan was killed in a clash between CISF and Airport Authority of India personnel. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala told the Legislative Assembly that the present Kerala police has no role in the affairs of the airports which is solely managed by the Airport Authority of India and Central agencies like CISF.

He said, “Co-ordination of various concerned agencies, including AAI, CISF, and state police, are necessary to prevent similar incidents occurred at Karipur airport. Two ADGPs (North and South) of state police were directed to conduct periodical meetings with the directors of all three airports in the state to keep a tab on the developments in airports.”