16 February 2009
- Acting on directive from home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, DGP Monday suspended S Sanal Kumar, Assistant Commissioner, Shankhumukham and D K Prithviraj, SI of Valiyathura and District President of Police Officers' Association, who released the person accused of assaulting security officers at Thiruvananthapuram airport charging on him a petty case. A department level inquiry has also been ordered against ASI Rajkumar.
Ambika, a staff with KTDC was also suspended for not informing the police about the stay of the accused, Al Jalal, in the hotel. A temporary staff with the hotel, Unnikrishnan, was dismissed. The minister has also ordered an inquiry into the connivance of the police in the case.