Kochi: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and General Secretary of Kerala, K Surendran has been granted conditional bail by the Kerala High Court in the case for stopping women’s entry in Sabarimala Temple.
The HC has granted bail on strict conditions which include a bond of two lakh rupees and restriction of his entry in the Pathanamthitta district till final report.
Surendran is released after 21 days
Surendran along with two others was arrested on November 18 from Nilakkal base camp near Sabarimala temple, while trying to enter the temple premise despite police warnings.
The government strongly opposed his bail plea and sighted that he would attempt to create riots in Sabarimala. With the court order, Surendran won’t be able to visit the temple premise.
What are the charges against Surendran?
Surendran was charged with cases of conspiracy and murder attempt in the case related to blocking a 52-year-old woman from Thrissur district from entering Sabarimala during Chithira Atta Visesham.
The violent protest erupted after the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led Kerala government decided to implement the Supreme Court order that allowed women’s entry in the temple.
BJP led right-wing Hindutva outfits are ever since on a warpath with LDF and the whole controversy have racked up the nation.
BJP leadership has accused Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of settling a personal score with his arrest.
However, Kerala CM had denied the charges.