Sabarimala protests: BJP leader Surendran gets bail

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala High Court on Friday granted conditional bail to BJP general secretary K Surendran in a case related to alleged assault on a 52-year previous lady pilgrim by means of frenzied Lord Ayyappa devotees on the Sabarimala Temple on November 6. Justice V Raja Vijayaraghavan directed Surendran to give up his passport, not to go into the Pathanamthitta District, during which the Lord Ayyappa temple is situated, till the price sheet within the case is filed and furnish a bail bond of Rs two lakh.

During the hearing, the state executive had strongly adversarial the comfort, saying Surendran, if launched on bail, would try to incite violence on the hill shrine.

This is the second case related to the Sabarimala protests during which the BJP chief have been granted bail.

He used to be initially arrested on November 17 from Nilackal, base camp, whilst on solution to the Sabarimala Temple after he tried to defy prohibitory orders and refused to return despite a request from the police.

Surendran used to be granted bail within the case on November 21 by means of a court docket in Pathanamthitta, however remained in jail till date as he used to be also booked within the case related to the alleged assault on the lady pilgrim.

The lady pilgrim, who had come to the Sannidhanam for the 'choorunu' (rice feeding ceremony) of her grandchild, used to be blocked and allegedly attacked by means of angry devotees on November 6, all through a distinct puja, suspecting her to be within the "barred" age team of 10-50.

Sabarimala had witnessed violent protests by means of a bit of devotees towards the state executive's choice to implement the September 28 order of the Supreme Court, allowing access of women of all age teams into the shrine.

The BJP has criticised the state executive over the arrest of Surendran.
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