Following the attack on vice-chairman of the Kerala State Higher Education Council and former Indian diplomat T.P. Sreenivasan by Students Federation of India (SFI) activists on Friday, strict action has been taken against five policemen.
The five policemen have been sent for compulsory training to Thrissur police academy. The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sudhakaran Pillai has been given a show cause notice.
In a video published by Asianet News on Friday, an SFI activist is clearly seen slapping Sreenivasan and later other supporters are seen pushing and shoving him as he was walking towards his car during the Global Education Meet in Kovalam.
Sreenivasan had alleged that the police on the spot did not react promptly to save him from the ordeal. It is evident from the video that as he was pushed out of the venue, there were no police officers who came to his rescue. The officers seem to have come only later.