Non-bailable charges slapped on Kerala BJP chief

  • | Friday | 9th November, 2018

Our fight is against the LDF government's design to destroy Sabarimala," he said. He said he never exhorted party supporters to resort to violence. "I never spoke against the Supreme Court. He had also said that the Sabarimala issue was a "golden opportunity" for the party and that others were falling for its "agenda".Police registered the case after seeking legal opinion from assistant public prosecutor and obtaining permission from the Judicial First Class Magistrate-III, Kozhikode as the offence was a non- cognizable one.Meanwhile, Pillai said at Neeleshwaram that the case was the result of the conspiracy hatched by CPM and Congress. KOZHIKODE: Police on Thursday registered a case against BJP state president P S Sreedharan Pillai under non- bailable charges for his recent controversial speech on the Sabarimala issue.Pillai has been charged under IPC Section 505(1)(b) for making statements "intending to cause fear or alarm to the public or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against public tranquillity".The police move comes on the basis of a complaint filed by Shybin Nanmanda.Pillai had in his speech at a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha state committee meeting held here on Sunday said that Sabarimala tanthri Kandararu Rajeevaru had consulted him before announcing that he would close the sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple, if any young woman entered the premises.Pillai had said that he had told the tanthri that closure of the temple would not attract contempt charges and even if did, the tanthri would not be alone and that thousands of people would be there along with him.The Supreme Court had on September 28 delivered its verdict, allowing women of all ages to visit the hill shrine.Pillai had also said that the Sabarimala agitation staged between October 17 and 22 was "mostly planned and executed by the BJP".

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