Sub Inspector Sam Lesly said he decided to give salute to Suresh Gopi because he holds him in high regard. "There was no compulsion to give him a salute.
During the MP's visit to Puthur in Thrissur on Wednesday, Suresh Gopi had asked the Ollur sub-inspector Antony to salute him after the police officer didn't come out from his vehicle after seeing him
The actor-turned-politician justified it, saying he had not demanded the salute, but 'gently' informed the police officer that he, as an MP, deserved a salute.
The actor arrived at Pavakulam Mahadeva Temple at Kaloor to inaugurate the cow protection campaign (Gau Raksha Yatra) organised by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP).
Three districts –- Kottayam, Kasaragod and Idukki -- are witnessing a tough fight between the rival fronts. In Malappuram and Ernakulam, the UDF has the upper hand.
The NDA too had a good start with their three prominent candidates -- Metroman E Sreedharan in Palakkad, Kummanam Rajasekharan in Nemom and actor-MP Suresh Gopi in Thrissur -- in the lead.
More pieces of evidence on the tacit deal between the UDF and BJP in this election are coming out daily, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The district has no permanent loyalty to any political front, and has held the humblest of laymen and the tallest of leaders close to its heart.
Sources said Amala denied the charges against her and told investigators she did not forge any document for registering her vehicle. She also called on state police chief Loknath Behera.
Police have alleged Gopi used a fake residential address to register his luxury vehicles in Puducherry to evade the 20 per cent tax in Kerala on such cars costing Rs 20 lakh and above.