Six persons were taken into custody by the Varkala police on Sunday night for consuming liquor on the premises of the Janardhana Swamy Temple in Varkala. According to the police, Devaswom Board employees Rajesh and Prasannan and members of a percussion group Sasidharan, Anil Kumar, Rameshan and Ajayakumar, were found by local residents to be consuming liquor at the temple compound. Later, the police registered a suo motu case for consuming liquor in a public space and set them free after imposing penalty.

On Monday, Rajesh filed a complaint against a few identifiable persons, whom he accused of force-feeding him liquor and assaulting him.