Kochi: The Kerala High Court, on Monday, severely censured the police in connection with the arrest of Nehru Group chairman P Krishnadas.

The court observed that the police added charges which were not mentioned in the LLB student's complaint.

Krishnadas had moved the High Court on Monday morning seeking anticipatory bail. In the afternoon, police took five persons among Krishnadas into custody. When the bail plea was taken up for hearing, the lawyer representing Krishnadas contended that the arrest was unlawful.

The police slapped charges which are not mentioned either in the complaint or in the statement given by the petitioner, the lawyer argued.

Following this, the court criticised the police.

The court said it knew how to deal with police personnel attempting to hoodwink it.

Once the court made a remark against the investigating officer, no politician will be able to save him/her. The investigation into the case should be conducted on the basis of evidence and statement but not the public interest it added.

In this case, non-bailable sections were added later. If the police went wrong, the official concerned will not continue in service. This will be applicable to all similar cases, it added.

Further, it told the public prosecutor to advice the police to function efficiently.  

The court also directed to submit all documents including case diary.

The bail plea will be again heard on Tuesday.