Malappuram: A Kerala fisherman, who was lauded in 2018 for the best way he helped three stranded girls get out of a flooded street, has been booked by police on the allegations of ethical policing. During the August 2018 floods, he had enabled the ladies to step on his again in order that they can get into an NDRF inflatable boat.
Tanur Police Circle Inspector Jeevan George knowledgeable that the contemporary incident, for which the fisherman has been booked, passed off at Thooval Theeram seaside on April 15.
Back in 2018, KP Jaisa had received reward as he kneeled down in waist-deep water to rescue three girls, together with one with an toddler, in order that they may get into the National Disaster Response Force boat in Vengara’s Muthalamadaarea.
But now he has been accused of blackmailing a person utilizing a photograph he took of him with a lady. According to the police, he allegedly threatened to submit the image on social media if he was not paid Rs 1 lakh.
The man instantly transferred Rs 5000 via his cell pockets and promised to pay the remaining quantity later. However, the aggrieved particular person additionally approached the police and filed a grievance.
Police mentioned an FIR has been filed towards Jaisal and one other particular person at Tanur police station within the alleged ethical policing incident.
Jaisal and his confederate are absconding, police mentioned.
Kerala was ravaged by the worst floods in a century in August 2018 as a consequence of unusually excessive rainfall in the course of the South West Monsoon which claimed a minimum of 483 lives and displaced a minimum of 14.50 lakh individuals who needed to be shifted to aid camps.
Scores of fishermen had emerged because the unsung heroes who stepped in to assist stranded individuals.
In 2019 additionally, the state was hit by floods through which over 100 individuals had misplaced their lives.
(With company inputs)