Kannur: The Kannur Police have filed a case against the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader and MLA KM Shaji, for allegedly threatening them.

According to the case, it is alleged that Shaji had threatened sub inspector Sreejith Koderi and deputy tahsildar KV Shaju during the political explanatory meeting of the IUML in Kannur. In the speech, Shaji had termed both Shaju and Sreejith as the “coolies” of the CPM.

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The MLA is said to have threatened them during the speech on Saturday. But Shaji denied the allegations. He added that it was a planned move against him.

Last month, MV Nikesh Kumar, the candidate of Left Democratic Front (LDF) had filed a case against Shaji stating that he had used his religion to win the elections. Being a Muslim, he urged people of Islamic faith to vote for him and not to vote for anyone, who don’t believe in Islam, Kumar alleged.

Shaji’s win from Azhikode seat in 2016 was declared as void by the Kerala high court. He was disqualified for six years. Later, the decision was stayed by the Supreme Court.

Both Shiju and Sreejith were the official witnesses in the case in which pamphlets spreading communal sentiments were allegedly found in the house of Valapatanam panchayat’s former president NP Manorama.

Now, Shaji filed a petition in the Kerala high court seeking action against Valapattanam police station’s former sub-inspector Sreejith for allegedly giving false evidence against him during the hearing of the election petition filed by Kumar.

According to Shaji's petition, Sreejith had given false evidence and it amounted to an offence under Section 191 (giving false evidence) of IPC. Sreejith was examined to prove the seizure of pamphlets that were communal in nature from the house of Manorama.

In the cross-examination he made a totally incorrect statement, knowing that it was false and with the intention of adducing false evidence before the high court.