Mangaluru: In an alleged bizzare incident reported on Wednesday night at the Mangaluru International Airport, the security personnel reportedly manhandled a minor boy for taking pictures at the airport premises here.

The 17-year old who was manhandled by the security staff of the airport has been identified as Anas, a resident of Macchampadi near Manjeshwar.

According to the allegations made by Anas and his family, he had been to airport to see off his brother who was going to Dubai. Anas reportedly clicked pictures of his brother leaving for the flight when an irked security personnel snatched his mobile phone and deleted the pictures he had clicked.

When Anas and his family questioned the security staff the reason for snatching his phone and deleting the pictures, other security staffs joined him and manhandled Anas in front of his mother and sisters.

“On Wednesday night at around 10 pm I was clicking pictures of my brother’s departure, when the security officials suddenly assaulted me and snatched my mobile phone to delete the pictures. Upon resisting and questioning their act, they grabbed my collar and dragged me out. My mother and sisters along with my 15-year old brother requested them to release me. The security officials then tried to assault my brother as well. Later they called Bajpe Police and handed me over to them. When I admitted and recorded my statement to Bajpe Police they released me” Anas told Vartha Bharati.

Anas also asserted that he was unaware of the rules and restrictions of clicking pictures at the airport and hence he clicked a few picture to click the moments of his brother’s departure.

Vartha Bharati also tried to contact Director of Mangaluru International Airport for comments on the incident but the senior official remained unavailable.

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New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday passed amendments to the Banking Regulation Act to bring cooperative banks under the supervision of the RBI, a move aimed at protecting the interest of depositors.

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which replaces an ordinance that was promulgated on June 26, was passed by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha. The amendment had got approval from Lok Sabha on September 16.

The bill, which comes in the backdrop of the PMC Bank scam, seeks to strengthen cooperative banks by increasing their professionalism, enabling access to capital, improving governance and ensuring sound banking through the RBI.

Replying to a short debate on the bill in Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the amendments have been brought to completely protect the interest of depositors.

She clarifies this amendment is only for cooperative societies engaged in banking activities.

"During the COVID period many cooperative banks have come under stress. Their finances are being closely monitored by the regulator RBI," Sitharaman said.

Justifying the need for the amendments, the minister said the government was able to quickly resolve the troubled Yes Bank as it was governed by commercial bank rules, but the resolution to the PMC Bank crisis is yet to be found.

The upper house debated the bill amid several members boycotting proceedings till the suspension of eight MPs is revoked.

As many as eight members of the Rajya Sabha were suspended on Monday after the government brought a motion in this regard which was passed by the House by voice vote.