Fracas sparks tension at BIA

Last Updated 09 January 2010, 19:07 IST

Police said that some local cab drivers entered the airport premises around 5.30 am and started requesting the passengers to hire only their cabs. This irked drivers of Meru and EasyCab, who protested against the local cab drivers and objected their entry into the airport premises. They directed the latter to leave the premises and wait outside. Soon, a verbal ensued and both the groups started pushing each other. The police rushed to the spot and pacified both the groups. No one was injured in the incident.

Later, a meeting of drivers of local cabs, Meru and EasyCab was convened to arrive at a comprise. The police directed the local cab drivers to wait outside the airport and pick the passengers if they were willing to travel by their cabs. They instructed the Meru and EasyCab drivers not to trouble the local cab drivers if the passengers were willing to travel by the local cabs. They also recommended the BIA authorities to display a notice board showing details of distance and fare fixed by all the three agencies.

Bank manager robbed

An unidentified motorist robbed the branch manager of State Bank of India, Avenue Road branch, of her valuables at KPA block in Chandra Layout police limits on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred minutes after the victim got down from a bus and was headed towards home. The accused followed her and snatched her wallet. Police said the wallet contained jewellery, mobile phone and cash worth Rs 1.5 lakh.

Three arrested

Chandra Layout police arrested Venkatesh of Attiguppe and Armugam of Kengeri and recovered jewellery and car stereos worth Rs 3.75 lakh. The two had struck at several houses in and around Chandra Layout and Jnanabharathi. They would identify locked houses and break into them at night. Police said they were involved in 21 theft cases.
In another case, Yeswantpura police arrested a person in connection with vehicle theft and recovered six bikes and an auto rickshaw worth Rs 6 lakh.

Khalid, from Mysore road,  had stolen bikes from Yeshwantpura, Tilaknagar, Basavanagudi, Jayanagar, Girinagar and Airport Road. The police apprehended him when he was standing suspiciously with his bike parked on the roadside near Yeshwantpura bus stand.

(Published 09 January 2010, 19:07 IST)

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