Palakkad: The police on Monday arrested Nehru Group Chairman P Krishnadas on charges of assaulting a student in Lakkidi college.  

Krishnadas, along with legal advisor Suchitra, were taken into custody by a team led by Thrissur Rural SP. Meanwhile, he filed an anticipatory bail application before the court.

The police acted on a complaint filed by LLB student Shaheer Shaoukat Ali (22) that Krishnadas assaulted him for complaining about the Lakkidi Nehru College’s unlawful cash collection.

According to the student, his father, who questioned the assault, was threatened by the Chairman. Also the student was forced to withdraw the complaint regarding cash collection. He was also made to sign on many papers including that of a fake ragging complaint by other students against him.

Shaheer said his family remained mum on the incident due to fear and now he is speaking out after attaining a TC from the college.

The incident happened three days before the death of Pampady Nehru Engineering College student Jishnu Pranoy.