In an unusual move, the Kerala Government approached Kerala High Court for initiating contempt of court proceedings against S Rajendran, the CPM legislator from Devikulam.
The government plea also accuses four others of the Munnar grama panchayat for constructing a building on the ecologically sensitive banks of the Muthirappuzha river.
Panchayat secretary Madhusoodanan Unnithan, president Kuppuswami, district panchayat member Vijayakumar and building contractor Chikku were the accused in the case.
The petition was filed for the advocate general by special guest pleader MH Hanil Kumar.
The State also claimed Rajendran had abused the sub-collector in front of the media and people who had gathered there.
The action of the legislator, contractor, panchayat president, panchayat secretary and the district panchayat member in instigating and making sure the construction work went on was in violation of the Kerala High Court order. They knowingly undermined the authority of the court and disobeyed its orders, which amounted to wilful and deliberate contempt of court, counsel said.