CM assured that Gavaskar would get justice soon in the case involving ADGP Sudhesh Kumar's daughter assaulting him.

Kerala CM assures inquiry into assault on police driver Gavaskar is on track
news Police Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 08:49

Kerala police driver Gavaskar, who was brutally assaulted by a senior officer's daughter, met with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan along with his wife. The duo went to the CM's office in Thiruvananthapuram after receiving instructions from Pinarayi, according to a Manorama report.

The Chief Minister assure the couple that inquiry on the incident was on track and that Gavaskar would get justice soon. Nobody including Pinarayi's personal staff or senior police officers were present during the meeting.

Gavaskar also stressed that there would be no out-of-court settlement or compromise and that he would pursue the case against the ADGP's daughter until the end.

The police driver, who was hit in the neck multiple times by ADGP Sudhesh Kumar's daughter while in the car, was admitted to the Government Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram for 9 days. He was discharged recently and is said to pursue Ayurvedic treatment to recover fully.

According to reports, the Kerala HC will consider Gavaskar's plea to cancel the case against him by the ADGP's daughter on July 4, until which he in on leave.

Meanwhile, no arrests have yet been made in the case and the crime branch is going slow with the investigations. The ADGP's daughter too has not filed for an anticipatory bail yet.

Earlier this month, Gavaskar filed a complaint that the ADGPs daughter Sniktha had beaten him up with her mobile phone. The daughter, who is a Karate Black Belt, had reportedly hit him four times in the neck with her phone after which Gavaskar sustained serious injuries.

Sniktha allegedly verbally abused him when he was slightly late to pick her up after her morning walk. Gavaskar refused Sniktha’s demand that the keys of the vehicle be handed over to her. He said that he won’t be able to hand over the key as it is an official vehicle.

Gavaskar has been booked under IPC Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to woman's modesty), which is a non-bailable offence and Section 294 (obscene act).

Meanwhile, Sniktha has been booked under IPC Section 332 for voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty. This is also a non-bailable offence.


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