Kerala minister assures action against errant MP

Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan and controversial Congress MP K Sudhakaran have locked horns over the latter’s unruly behaviour at Valapattanam police station in Kannur and his aborted move to forcibly get released two sand smugglers from the police custody on October 31.

 Without naming Sudhakaran, the minister on Friday said that time had gone when unlawful things could be done at the police station by threatening police personnel.

 “This government has instructed police that action should be taken against anybody who takes law into their hands irrespective of the fact that to which political party the guy belongs,” Radhakrishnan said at a function in Kottayam.

 He clarified that stringent action would be taken against the persons who w ere involved in the Valapattanam police station once the Inspector General of Police submitted his report on the incident.

 “ Police are for enforcing law and order and the government cannot be mere spectators when they are intimidated. The offenders will be brought to book,’’ the minister said.
Radhakrishnan who initially tried to play down the incident was incensed by the comment of Sudhakaran that the Congress men would not get justice both in the LDF and the UDF rule.
He also criticised the style of functioning of the state police under Radhakrishnan.

 Sudhakaran, along with Muslim League MLA K Shaji and Congress MLA and his close confidant M P Abdulla Kutty,   stormed into the police station and shouted at sub inspector Siju to release the sand smugglers belonging to the Congress. He threatened that the inspector would sit at home jobless, if he fails to obey his order.

But the inspector told them that the smugglers had been arrested in non bailable offence and only the court can release them.

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