Siddique, 55, Suresh, 42, and Nasser, 39, all residents of Alamcode in Attingal, were arrested by the police on Wednesday for allegedly manhandling sub-inspector Siju Nair during a routine vehicle check on Tuesday.

The Attingal police said the officer and his team were checking vehicles near Kacheri Junction in Attingal town at 7 p.m. A speeding car did not stop though the policemen tried to wave it down. The police team chased the vehicle and intercepted it near Poovampara.

The accused then abused the SI and manhandled him after pushing aside the policemen. The officer sustained minor injuries, including a bleeding nose, the police said. The three were in an inebriated state. They were taken into custody immediately but the arrest was recorded on Wednesday.

Cases registered

The Malayinkeezh police on Wednesday registered three cases against various persons after activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Democratic Youth Federation of India clashed at Pottayil, near Malayinkeezh, on Tuesday night. The police said both sides had lodged separate complaints accusing one another of triggering the clash.

Arrested

The Fort police on Tuesday arrested Mahadevan, a resident of Vazhapally Road near West Fort, on charges of abusing the police and creating inconvenience to the public. The accused, in an inebriated state, threatened his family and neighbours. A team from the Fort police station reached the spot. They too were abused, the police said. He was remanded in judicial custody on Wednesday.