Bus driver wears helmet as PFI attacks buses during protest in Kerala | WATCH

A bus driver of the KSRTC was seen wearing a helmet while driving in the Aluva area of the state. This was seen after PFI cadres took out protests across the state, pelted stones and attacked buses.

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A bus driver wearing a helmet in Kerala's Aluva.
A bus driver wearing a helmet in Kerala's Aluva.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A KSRTC bus driver was seen wearing a helmet in Aluva
  • This was spotted after govt buses were attacked by protesters
  • This protest by the PFI comes after raids were conducted across the country and key members were arrested

A Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus driver in the Aluva area was seen wearing a helmet after buses were attacked by protesters in response to the arrests of Popular Front of India (PFI) members in the state. Buses in Kannur were also attacked by protesters.

PFI leaders had called for a bandh after the National Investigation Agency conducted a massive crackdown on Islamic outfits over alleged terror funding. Multiple incidents of vandalism and violence were reported and stones were pelted in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Alappuzha.

Two police officers, identified as Antony and Nikhil, were injured in Kollam after they were attacked by PFI supporters. Kerala Police had beefed up security and issued directions to the district chiefs to ensure law and order after the PFI called for a day-long state-wide hartal.

Teams from multiple agencies headed by the NIA arrested 106 PFI functionaries on Thursday for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country. A total of 22 arrests were made in Kerala, a stronghold of the PFI, said officials.

Kerala PFI president CP Mohammed Basheer, national chairman OMA Salam, national secretary Nasaruddin Elamaram, former chairman E Abubacker and others were among those arrested who were arrested in Kerala.

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