K Surendran remains in judicial custody due to a pending case of conspiracy to trap a 52-year-old woman who was attacked at Sabarimala.

BJPs K Surendran granted bail in 2016 intimidation case in KannurPTI photo
news Sabarimala Monday, November 26, 2018 - 13:42

BJP State General Secretary K Surendran has been granted bail on Monday morning, in a case of obstructing public pathways and intimidating a police officer. This incident took place during a political march back in 2016 in Kannur, and the case was registered by the Thalassery police station. The Kannur sub-divisional magistrate at 11 AM on Monday granted him bail in this case, mandating two bonds of Rs 20,000 to be furnished for the same. 

His lawyer, Haridas told TNM that since he had already been charged in the 2016 Kannur case, there was merely a production warrant out in his name, and he has been granted bail now that he had been produced before the Kannur sub-divisional magistrate. 

K Surendran was arrested from Nilakkal in Sabarimala on November 17. While he was granted bail in that case, he has not yet been released from judicial custody due to pending cases against him, including the 2016 Kannur case, and a case of conspiracy in the case of trapping a 52-year-old woman who came to Sabarimala Sannidhanam on November 6. 

Adv. Haridas also told TNM that Surendran’s bail application in relation to the November 6 case of conspiracy to trap the 52-year-old woman was filed before the Pathanamthitta District and Sessions Court on Monday at around 1 PM, and the bail hearing in this case is scheduled to take place on Tuesday. Surendran, his lawyer and his supporters continue to allege that a number of false cases are being foisted on him to ensure that he is not released from judicial custody. 

K Surendran is currently held in Kozhikode sub-jail, where he was held whilst in transit to Kannur, and he will be shifted back to Kottarakkara sub-jail on Tuesday. where he has been held since he was remanded to judicial custody on November 18 after his arrested from Nilakkal in Sabarimala. Surendran had earlier requested to be shifted out of Kottarakkara sub-jail to the Central Jail in Thiruvananthapuram due to the alleged lack of adequate facilities there. 


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