Sivakumar, who levelled the charge at a press conference in Ipoh, said this was evident when a large group of police personnel stopped him at the car park of the state secretariat building, where the legislative assembly is located.
He said their motive was to confiscate the speaker's robe and songkok that he was wearing.
"It was a BN conspiracy to grab the official robe from me," he claimed, saying the police choked him in the ensuing struggle as he attempted to hold on to it.
Teja state assemblyperson Chang Ming Kai said he went to Sivakumar's assistance, but was in turn was stopped by police personnel.
"One of them grabbed me and pulled me to the ground (in the melee)," Chang said.
At a press conference later at state DAP headquarters, ousted Pakatan menteri besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin provided more details, saying he had witnessed the incident.
"During the struggle with the police, Sivakumar managed to hang on to the collar of the speaker's robe. There was a threat to the life of the speaker," Nizar claimed.
Sivakumar, who lost the battle - first for the songkok and then for the robe - did manage to save the collar which he displayed to the media.
Nizar said there is video footage of the assault on Sivakumar and that legal action is being considered against the police.
As a result of police intervention, the Pakatan delegation's attendance at the sitting was delayed. By the time they entered the assembly, BN speaker R Ganesan had ordered a recess of an hour.
Chronology of events
This chain of events was reconstructed from details provided at the press conference.
Sivakumar was wearing the robe when he started out with the Pakatan delegation from DAP headquarters for the 10am sitting.
After passing through three barriers and two checkpoints, he lost the songkok to a police officer who snatched it off his head. At the time, Sivakumar was about to enter the lift at the basement, to go to the chamber on the second floor.
Enraged, the Pakatan team left the building and returned to the main road where they told the media about what had happened.
They also said the police had tried to detain Sivakumar under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code to record a witness statement in relation to police reports lodged against him earlier.
Nizar said he grabbed the cap of a police officer in anger and refused to give it back to him, asking instead: "How do you feel when your official cap is unlawfully (snatched)? That is how Sivakumar felt (about losing the songkok)."
After arguing for five minutes with the police, the Pakatan team returned to the state secretariat where other police personnel confronted Sivakumar. This is when they tried to get the robe off him.
Again, Sivakumar returned to the main road to brief the waiting media about the 'assault" on him. However, realising that any assemblyperson who fails to attend two sittings could lose his seat, he made his way to the assembly.
Police reports lodged
Sivakumar later lodged two police reports - one was about the alleged assault by police personnel and the other was to disclaim knowledge of a fake notice that he is accused of circulating.
The document states that a state assembly sitting would be convened at the Heritage Hotel in Ipoh today to table the 2010 budget, as well as a motion by Nizar, the Pasir Panjang representative, to dissolve the assembly.
It said Nizar would seek the Perak sultan's consent to dissolve the assembly and call for fresh state elections, at an audience with the ruler at Istana Kinta at 3pm today.
According to Bernama, Sivakumar claimed that he is a victim of dirty politics. He denied having issued any such notice, which carries the letterhead of the speaker's office and is dated Oct 23, 2009.
Swift state budget
Meanwhile, Nizar also chided the BN government for passing of the 2010 state budget within an hour.
The people-friendly budget when tabled by Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir was passed in a very swift manner with a show of BN hands as the Pakatan side did not participate in the budget debate.
"They shovelled and bulldozed the state budget within a hour as they fear that we might jeopardise their 2010 budget," said Nizar.
"Normally it will take about 45 days for the federal budget to be passed in Parliament but here in Perak we have the shortest time for the passage of the budget," he reasoned.
"I believe this is the fastest budget that was passed in the state's history," he said.
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seals: It was not only this. Police barred PR ADUNS from entering the building until 5 minutes before the 10 am session. Why PR? Do you know why?
1. I am sure Police is working for UMNO to barr PR so that the UMNP people can take their preferred seats and do anything they want and leave the balance to PR, where they will have no choice then to take what is left behind.
2. So that the "UMNO" Speaker can take the stolen seat as a speaker and secure his position before the rightful people come in.
THIS IS BLOODY SHAME ON YOU BN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And for the frogs..i wish once day you will loose and fall flat in life for what you have done to the people that have trusted you!!!!
Let the WORLD see that you are a CLOWN of the best kind!!!