BJP state general secretary K Surendran was, on Friday, granted bail by the Kerala court within the latest case charging him with attacking a woman devotee at Sabarimala.
He was arrested on Nov 17 from Nilakkal.
The court ordered that the BJP leader be released on bail on his executing a bond for ₹ 2 lakhs. the opposite conditions for bail are: he shall not enter the boundaries of Pathanamthitta district wherever Sabarimala temple is settled, he ought to surrender his passport which he mustn't take pleasure in similar alternative crimes.
Opposing the bail plea, the prosecutor had argued that the BJP leader was concerned in eight alternative cases. He was spearheading the continuing agitation against the Supreme Court finding of fact permitting entry of young women in Sabarimala.
Mr Surendran had been charged with the offences beneath sections 308 (Attempt to commit guilty homicide) and 354 (Assault or criminal force to lady with intent to outrage her modesty) of Indian legal code (IPC). If the defendant was free it might adversely have an effect on the conduct of Mandala-Makaravilakku festival, the prosecutor submitted.
According to mr Surendran, the complainant had not raised any ‘attempt to murder’ charge against him. Nor had his name mentioned within the grievance. His arrest was recorded fifteen days when the incident. Mr. Surendran alleged that his name was included within the FIR to make revenge on him thanks to his political affiliations which the police were detaining him illicitly, thereby violating his Constitutional rights.