Mangaluru: It is reliably learnt from airport sources that the recent incident that took place outside the premises involving alleged harassment, abuse and manhandling of a woman passenger arriving from Bengaluru by private taxi drivers has been clearly captured in a CCTV network installed there.
The driver had acted spitefully against her for taking up an Ola taxi which service plies at a competitive rate. Even the driver was chased away. Both of them had to walk it up until the main road to catch an autorickshaw, it was reported.
A thorough verification of the entire footage has confirmed the correct picture. The advanced kind of cameras have shown the correct identity of the persons involved.
The case having been shifted to the Bajpe police station now, a team from there is expected to visit the airport to study the footage and identify the culprits involved. Many arrests are likely to be made on Thursday. Legal proceedings would be taken up against them.
It should not be a surprise if some of them go into hiding or seek anticipatory bail. Many citizens and regular travellers have heaved a sigh of relief that this step would eventually break the monopoly of the private taxi lobby and also instill discipline and civil behaviour in them.
It is the general opinion of all flyers that there should be a healthy competition between different operators and no one has the right to take the law into his hands.