Special Correspondent

KANNUR: The Town Police here on Monday evening registered a case against K. Sudhakaran, MP, following a report by District Collector V.K. Balakrishnan.

The case was registered under Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duties), Section 448 (criminal trespass) and Section 294-B (use of obscene language) of the Indian Penal Code. Though the offence under Section 353 is a non-bailable offence, police officers declined to say whether the MP would be arrested in connection with the case.

Congress leaders including Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy went into a huddle in the capital to discuss the situation. The police said the case was registered in connection with Mr. Sudhakaran’s alleged argument with election officials at the taluk office here on October 16. The case raised apprehensions in UDF circles that the police might arrest the MP.

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