Molestation incident with the well-known Malayalam actress Bhavana has raised many brows in past few days and among them is Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. On February 20, CM Vijayan ordered the state’s 14 District Collectors to ensure the arrest of 2,010 goons listed by the intelligence wing in 30 days time.
The Chief Minister of the State has faced criticism from the opposition on the deteriorating law and order situation after the incident.
Acting strongly Vijayan has directed the authorities to make arrests under the Kerala Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act, if needed. The district-wise list of goons is topped by Alappuzha, with 336 goons, followed by Kannur (305) and Thiruvananthapuram (266).
The opposition in the state The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came out in the open and demanded to step down from the state’s Home Ministery as he has failed to handle the police department with diligence.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is also in charge of the Ministery of Home Affairs, Kerala.
The incident happened a few days ago when popular actress Bhavana was allegedly abducted and then molested in a moving car. The actress was returning to her home post her shoot when a group of unidentified men stepped into her car and allegedly abducted her.
On February 19, Kerala police nabbed two accused in the case. The police are also on a look out for Pulsar Suni aka Sunil Kumar who is mentioned in the report as a prime suspect.
Though the actress has not alleged rape, the accused will face charges under Sections 366 (kidnapping), 376 (rape) of IPC and Section 66 of the IT Act.