The Venjaramood police registered a case against T.V. Rajesh, MLA, and two others for allegedly misbehaving with a woman civil police officer, obstructing the duties of police personnel who were checking vehicles near Kezhaikonam on M. C. Road near Venjaramood, and abusing them, on Friday.
According to the police, the private car in which the legislator was travelling was stopped by the Highway Patrol around 3.30 p.m. The driver of the vehicle was not wearing seat belt.
A passenger, who was talking on the mobile phone, told the police that he was a legislator and flashed his identity card. The police personnel let the vehicle go after noting down its number.
Apparently enraged by this, the driver, the legislator and another person abused the patrol team. According to the police, the legislator shoved sub-inspector S. Thomas. Mr. Rajesh allegedly tried to manhandle a woman civil police officer Shyla who tried to capture the incident on a camera.
The car, which was coming from Kottarakara, then left for Thiruvananthapuram. The SI was admitted to a private hospital at Venjaramood and he was discharged on Saturday.
The Venjaramood police have registered cases under Sections 332, 354, 294(B), and 34 of the IPC against Mr. Rajesh and DYFI leaders S.S. Binu and Sajad.
Meanwhile, the legislator complained to Assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan that the police misbehaved with him though he had told them that he was an MLA.
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