THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There are no hurdles for the police to arrest the guilty, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He said this in reply to the question of a letter sent by additional chief judicial magistrate to assembly speaker seeking permission to arrest Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran.
The magistrate sent the letter as the minister, an accused in many criminal cases failed to appear before the court. Criminal cases were registered against him during the tenure of the previous government. Notices were sent many times asking him to appear in the court. As he failed to appear, letter was sent to the speaker and he in turn has sought legal advice. It is hinted that he has obtained legal advice that permission is needed for the arrest only if the session is on.