The supervisor, had been demanding a commission for allowing drivers to park inside the airport.

Ola drivers in Bengaluru Airport beat up supervisor allege he demands money for parking
news Cab Aggregators Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 11:05

A major scuffle broke out between Ola cab drivers and their supervisor at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport on Saturday afternoon.

According to the International Airport Police, an Ola driver named Mukund, was to enter the P2 designated parking spot for Ola and Uber taxis, at around 1:30 pm.

“According to eyewitness accounts, the Ola Supervisor, Ranjith, did not allow Mukund to enter the parking zone despite space being available. Ranjith is believed to have used foul language while talking to Mukund, which resulted in a physical fight between the two of them,” the police said.

Soon, other Ola drivers at the airport learnt of Ranjit’s ill treatment of the driver and got together and began beating him up.

The International Airport Police arrived at the spot within minutes and began dispersing the mob of drivers. 

“They were outraged about one of their drivers being ill-treated by their superior. Ranjith apologised to Mukund and the drivers decided to drop the issue and not register a complaint. Ranjith too, decided to not file assault charges,” the police added.

According to Mukund, the supervisor, had for some time been demanding a commission for allowing drivers to park inside the airport.

Mukund alleged that Ranjith would not allow drivers to park their vehicles inside even when there was ample space available. “He would always say that there is no space for parking and would allow us to come through only if we gave him some money. We are tired of people trying to stop us from earning. First the incentive system became terrible and we are not earning enough. Now we have to deal with commissions also,” he added.

The police said that they advised the drivers to take up the issue with their higher-ups and resolve the matter as the two parties did not want to file a police complaint.