Saturday, November 3, 2012

Youth arrested for abusing food safety official

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 20-year-old youth, who abused food safety joint commissioner K Anilkumar over phone, was arrested by the Thampanoor police on Monday. Sajeer, a native of Thaliparamba in Kannur, was taken into custody from Kannur with the help of the local police and then brought to Thampanoor. According to the police, the accused was a close relative of a Thaliparamba hotelier whose hotel was closed down following a raid by food safety officials. This is suspected to be the reason behind the crime. Sajeer used to dial the toll free number 1800-425-1125 of the food safety authority, which is handled by K Anil Kumar in Thiruvananthapuram. Whenever the officer attended the call, Sajeer would shower abuses on him following which the former lodged a complaint with the Thampanoor police.The police tracked down the accused with the help of the cyber cell of the police.A police team led by Thampanoor circle inspector Sheen Tharayil and sub inspector R Sivakumar made the arrest. The accused was produced before the court and remanded in judicial custody.