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  1. Calicut Airport fracas: full normalcy restored, 15 staffers booked

Calicut Airport fracas: full normalcy restored, 15 staffers booked

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Thursday confirmed that full normalcy has been restored to the Calicut International Airport after an altercation between Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel and Airport Authority of India (AAI) staffers on duty turned violent.

By: | Published: June 11, 2015 10:11 PM

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Thursday confirmed that full normalcy has been restored to the Calicut International Airport after an altercation between Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel and Airport Authority of India (AAI) staffers on duty turned violent.

A release from the ministry said that during the scuffle, a fire arm belonging to a CISF personnel went off, killing a CISF head-constable. The release further confirmed that the official handling the fire arm has sustained burn injuries and has been hospitalised.

Due to the squabble, five flights were diverted at the airport. Meanwhile, senior officers from the MoCA, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, the AAI and the Security Directorate have been rushed to take full control of the situation and investigate the matter.

Meanwhile, media reports have stated that 15 CISF and AAI staffers have been booked.

Further details are awaited.

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