The CM said that several underhand and inappropriate incidents happened in the state police department during the UDF regime and some officers are continuing it as if they have not realised that the LDF is in power now. 

"There have been a few slip-ups and unanticipated incidents as some officers still are reluctant to abide by the LDF government's policies. I assure you that strict action will be taken against them,” Pinarayi told the Kerala Assembly on Tuesday.

"This government wants to make it clear that erring police officials will not be protected. Third-degree methods for interrogation will not be allowed and the department has been given strict instructions not to be rude or misbehave with the public. UAPA will be invoked only in unavoidable situations, while KAAPA will not be invoked in political cases,” the CM added.

Pinarayi also defended the government's decision to appoint former Kerala DGP Raman Srivastava as the advisor to CM.

“What is wrong in appointing a person who was the state DGP as advisor to CM on police. A few media organisations and people have blown the issue out of proportion," he stressed.