The news yesterday was dominated by visuals of Joju George confronting Congress party workers for blocking a National Highway in Kochi. Kerala Congress workers in Kochi had organised a protest against rising fuel prices. They blocked the Edappally-Vytilla highway to register their protest. This led to a major traffic block and caused inconvenience to commuters.
Joju George and other commuters expressed their displeasure and asked the protesters to end the agitation as it was a violation of their rights.
However, this led to a clash between the Congress workers and Joju George. Joju Goerge’s vehicle was vandalised in this clash. Congress workers alleged that the actor was in an inebriated state and that he misbehaved with women, and filed a case against him. Joju was then taken to the police station and had to undergo a medical examination.
However, post medical examination, it was found that he was not under the influence of any substance. Joju subsequently went on to file a case at Maradu police station.
The police have registered a non-bailable case against Congress leaders who were allegedly involved in vandalising the actor’s car. The accused have been charged with non-bailable offences under Section 5 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) Act.
The FIR alleges that seven party members, led by former Mayor and senior Congress leader Tony Chamminy, were behind the vandalism. The FIR mentions that the rear windshield of Joju’s car has been damaged and that the party members made offensive remarks against the actor. Police have gone on to state that the accused have caused damage worth more than ₹6 lakhs.