The Karnataka police have registered a case against a magistrate from Kerala for manhandling policemen on duty and an auto driver on Sunday. The incident happened at Sullia town in Mangalore. 


The Magistrate, who is based in Kasaragod, in an inebriated state, picked up a fight with an autorickshaw driver initially and when the policemen approached to solve the matter he hurled abuses at them and dragged the inspector by his collar. 


Finally, the police brought the man who had turned completely violent by then to the police station, where he told cops that he was a Magistrate. According to reports, the police initially hesitated to register a case, but when the man continued his unruly behaviour the police was forced to file a case.


The Magistrate was booked for disrupting a police officer from conducting his duty and for creating public nuisance. 


He was later released on bail but has been asked to appear for a detailed investigation at Sullia police station on Monday.