Kerala magistrate booked for assault

Published: 07th November 2016 02:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2016 03:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A magistrate  from Kasargod allegedly created ruckus here on Sunday. Unnikrishnan V K (45) is a judicial first class magistrate, in Kasargod district of Kerala.
According to Additional Superintendent of Police Vedamurthy, the magistrate got down from a bus coming from Kukke Subramanya and engaged an autorickshaw. As the driver could not understand where he wanted to go, the magistrate allegedly abused him in foul language and manhandled him. The driver then drove straight to the Sullia police station and reported the incident to the police.
The magistrate allegedly also abused the police and misbehaved with them. When Circle Inspector Krishnaiah questioned Unnikrishnan, he allegedly assaulted him.

When the police tried to pacify him, the magistrate allegedly assaulted two constables and ravaged the tables of the police officers. He was later overpowered by the police. Police confirmed that he was indeed a judicial officer and sent him to the district circuit house under police protection.
The police have booked a case under Sections IPC 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 504 (insult intended to provoke breach of peace), 341 (wrongful restraint), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 506 (criminal intimidation). Police have taken an undertaking from the magistrate and released him.
When contacted, Circle Inspector Krishnaiah said, “He was in no condition to pay heed to anyone’s
suggestions. We have informed higher officials of the court in this regard.”

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