Friday 14 June 2019 2:39 AM UTC
KOLLAM June 14: In a show of political vendetta, the Pinarayi Vijayan government seems to be tightening the noose around BJP leader K Surendran by getting the police to frame more and more cases against പഗസ.
Though Pathanamthitta court granted him bail following his arrest during his trip to Sabarimala, the police on Thursday filed a non-bailable case against him for allegedly conspiring to attack Thrissur native Lalithadevi (52) during Chithira Attam festival after mistaking her for a woman below 50 years of age.
In the case filed in Ranni court, the court had issued production warrant. This was handed over to Kottarakkara Special sub-jail Superintendent. Friday morning, Surendran will be taken to Ranni court from Kottarakkara jail. In this case, RSS leader Valsan Thilankary, BJP leader V V Rajesh, Yuva Morcha State president Prakash Babu are all also accused.
The new non-bailable case has been framed against him when Surendran was expecting bail from Kannur First Class Judicial Magistrate, which had issued a production warrant in a case he is accused of threatening DySP in Kannur. There are reports that Surendran may be produced in Kannur First Class Judicial court on November 26.
Police appear to be framing more cases against him after digging into his past so that his release could be delayed, at least till the Mandalam-Makaravilakku seasons are over.
Meanwhile, BJP State General Secretary M T Ramesh has alleged that the government’s plan is to trap BJP leader K Surendran in fake cases and lock him up in jail for ever.
“The Chief Minister’s Office has been conspiring to destroy Surendran. We shall not allow the government to hunt down Surendran as part of political vendetta. The government is trying to confront him politically. The BJP will take legal and political recourse to counter the attempt to destroy Surendran,” M T Ramesh said.
Ramesh said that the government had been trapping Surendran in cases one after the. “When he was about to get bail in the first case, a second case was brought against him. In the alleged incident on Chithira Attam day, he has been charged for non-bailable offences including murder attempt. As a case was filed against him, the police should have booked other identifiable persons who accompanied him as well. There is no policemen who don’t know Surendran. The arrest had definite scheming and the conspiracy was hatched in the chief minister’s office. This was done to avenge his involvement in Sabarimala issue. If the government is challenging us, we are ready to take it up in that spirit,” Ramesh spoke out.
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