KERALA: The Kerala High Court granted interim anticipatory bail to senior political leader PC George. He was charged in a hate-speech case against Muslims. The Court imposed a bail condition that George should not make any controversial or communal remarks in the coming future.
A single bench held by Justice P Gopinath passed the order, considering the fact that the offenses under Section 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code are punishable with less than 3 years imprisonment, that George has been an MLA for over 30 years, and is unlikely to abscond.
Petitioner’s main counsel Senior Advocate P Vijayabhanu, submitted that George is aged over 70 years and has been granted bail by the Magistrate in Thiruvananthapuram in an earlier case. The present case is related to subsequent statements made by him in Ernakulam District.
Yesterday, the Sessions Court had rejected his anticipatory bail.
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