The Kerala High Court on Thurday dismissed an anticipatory bail petition filed by Malayalam.film actor Kollam Thulasi in a case registered against him for his alleged remarks against women at an NDA protest meeting over the Sabarimala Temple issue.
The Court directed him to surrender before the investigation officer.
Addressing the protesters in Kollam on October 12, Thulasi, a BJP supporter, had allegedly said, “women in the restricted age group who visit the Lord Ayappa Temple should be ripped apart.”
His anticipatory bail plea was earlier dismissed by the Principal Sessions Court, Kollam. He submitted that the Sessions Court had failed to consider the fact that he had unconditionally apologised for the remarks.
He has been charged with offences under sections 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code.