MLA P.C. George breaks stop barrier after toll plaza tiff

Angered over being asked to pay road toll, a Kerala MLA allegedly broke the stop barrier put up at a toll plaza in Thrissur, police said on Wednesday.

P.C. George was on his way to Kochi from Thrissur when his luxury car was stopped at the toll plaza at Paliyekkara on July 17 night by the toll booth, manned mostly by workers from other States.

A CCTV video footage at the plaza purportedly shows the MLA getting out of the car and damaging the barrier, along with his aides.

According to Mr. George, his car was not allowed to pass despite having the ‘MLA’ board. Mr. George, a seven-time legislator, has always courted controversies.

Mr. George is presently founder leader of Kerala Janapakasham party. Pudukkad police said the toll plaza employees had informed that there was some delay in allowing the MLA’s vehicle to pass, following which Mr. George, along with his aides, broke the stop barrier.

No case has been registered since the toll booth officials have said they have no complaint, police said.