Vizhinjamport clash: Kerala Police file FIR, name Archbishop as accused

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police have registered an FIR on the Vizhinjam clashes and the Archbishop of the Latin Catholic Diocese, Thomas J. Netto has been named as the first accused.

More than 50 priests of the Latin Catholic church, including the Auxiliary bishop Christudas and Vicar General, Yujin Pereria were charged in the FIR. The police mentioned that the priests, including the Bishop, conspired for the attack at Vizhinjam port on Saturday.

Those opposed to the Vizhinjam port of Adani group led by the Latin Catholic church of Thiruvananthapuram had attacked the trucks that were bringing stones to the port site and the glasses of many trucks were shattered on Saturday. The protesters also prevented the trucks from reaching the site by blocking the movement.

A group of local people, who were in support of the Vizhinjam port, tried to intervene to allow the trucks to pass. But, they were stopped by the protesters which led to major clashes between the two groups. Those supporting the Vizhinjam port had the backing of the CPI(M), BJP and the SNDP, the powerful backward-class organisation of the Ezhava community.

In the clash, several people from both sides were injured and the police pegged the loss of properties at Rs 2 lakh. The police also mentioned that the losses should be retrieved from the Bishop and other priests who were charged in the FIR.

The Vicar General of the Latin Catholic Church, Father Yujin Pereria while speaking to the mediapersons said, “We will approach the High court of Kerala for justice and we will be submitting our prayer in the court on Monday.”

He also said that there was a concerted effort on the part of the state government to create the situation of clashes at Vizhinjam port premises. He also said that the government was trying to raise issues against the priests.


Lucknow court signs release order, Kerala journalist to walk out of jail soon

A month after the Allahabad High Court granted bail to Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan, a sessions court in Lucknow on Wednesday signed orders to release him on bail, Live Law...

Two apprehended for killing Class 12 student in Delhi’s Kalkaji

New Delhi:  Delhi Police have apprehended two accused, including a juvenile, for allegedly stabbing a Class 12 student to death in Southeast Delhi's Kalkaji area. According to a senior police...

Asaram Bapu sentenced to life imprisonment for raping disciple

Asaram’s disciple filed a case in 2013 accusing him of repeatedly raping her between 2001 and 2006 at his ashram in Ahmedabad The self-proclaimed religious man is already serving a...

Gandhinagar court convicts godman Asaram Bapu for raping woman disciple 

A court in Gandhinagar on Monday convicted self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in a woman disciple rape case registered against him in 2013. Sessions court judge DK Soni reserved its order...

UP anti-terror court hands death penalty to convict in Gorakhnath temple attack

Abbasi attacked the security personnel deployed at the premises with a sickle on April 3 last year. Two Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) constables were injured in the incident. He was...

Odisha health minister shot in the chest by cop

Odisha health and family welfare minister and senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Naba Das on Sunday sustained serious injuries after an assistant sub inspector (ASI) fired at him from...

Gujarat junior clerk paper leak: ATS takes 15 suspects in custody

Gandhinagar:  After the Gujarat Panchayat Service Selection Board's (GPSSB) Junior clerk competitive written exams were cancelled on Sunday following the paper leak, the ATS rounded up 15 suspects. A total...

Batla House convict Shehzad Ahmed dies in AIIMS during treatment

Batla House convict Shehzad Ahmed, died on Saturday at New Delhi’s AIIMS hospital during pancreatitis treatment. Officials said, “The convict was admitted to GTB hospital on December 8, 2022, for...

Passenger tweets ‘flight hijacked’, arrested at IGI

New Delhi A passenger on a Dubai-Jaipur flight, which was diverted to Delhi's IGI Airport due to bad weather, was taken off and arrested after he tweeted "flight hijacked", a...

UP: Father held for throwing 4 kids into canal, 3 survive

Kasganj (UP):A man has been arrested for allegedly throwing his four children into a canal following an argument with his wife, sources said on Wednesday. His 12-year-old daughter, whom he...

Man in teddy bear outfit arrested for dancing at railway crossing in UP

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh): The Railway Protection Force (RPF) have arrested a man for performing a dance in a teddy bear outfit at a railway crossing. A video of the act...

Dalit boy found hanging from tree in UP village

Badaun (Uttar Pradesh) : A Dalit boy, aged 10 years, was allegedly killed by a group of upper caste men over a property dispute in Badaun district. The Class 3...

Read Previous

Covid protests widen in China with calls for Xi Jinping to step down

Read Next

Minor creates fake IDs of two Delhi girls on FB, Insta to take revenge

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :