CPI(M)’s Zakirhusain VA had called SI Amruth Rangan to enquire why the latter behaved rudely with an SFI district president during a clash between two student groups at CUSAT.

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news Controversy Friday, September 06, 2019 - 12:26

The High Court of Kerala on Thursday had sought an explanation from the state government regarding the controversial phone conversation between a local politician and a Sub Inspector from Ernakulam district, which had gone viral on Wednesday. 

In the audio clip of the telephonic conversation, Amruth Rangan, SI of Kalamassery police station, can be heard taking on Kalamassery area secretary of the CPI(M), Zakirhusain VA, saying that he would not be available to cater to a politician's whims and fancies.

According to a report by Manorama News, the High Court had questioned the government as to how a politician can interfere or question a police officer who was doing his duty. The advocate general appearing for the state government informed the court that the politician wasn’t interfering in the police officer’s duty but was just enquiring about the incident.  

The verbal duel between the two started when the CPI(M) leader called the police officer to enquire why the police behaved rudely with an SFI district president during a clash that broke out between two student groups at the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).

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The SFI unit of CUSAT had taken out a victory rally on Wednesday to celebrate the college election results. Meanwhile, BTech students at Sahara Hostel had organised an Onam celebration. At one point, a clash broke out between the two groups and a student from the hostel was injured. While the injured student was rushed to the hospital, the police moved a few of the agitating members to the Amenity Centre at the University.

Zakirhusain, who is also an accused in a case of kidnapping, can be heard questioning why the police took the SFI leader to the Amenity Centre in a police van and abused him despite knowing that he was a student leader. 

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