Controversial speech: Pillai moves HC to scarp case
Kozhikode: BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai has moved high court demanding to scrap the case registered against him on the controversial speech he made on the Sabarimala issue at the Yuva Morcha meeting.
The high court has sought the explanation from government on this regard. The case will be considered again on Tuesday.
The government informed the HC that no actions including arrest will be initiated till Tuesday.
Pillai alleged in the petition that the case against him will not exist as he has not done anything to be booked for.
The Police on Thursday had registered a case under non-bailable charges against Pillai who claimed that the Sabarimala issue provided a "golden opportunity" for the BJP to grow in Kerala.
The case was registered under Section 505 1(b) of the Indian Penal Code which refers to comments that can cause fear or alarm in the public and disturb peace.
Pillai said in the speech at the meeting that he told the Sabarimala temple 'tantri' that it would be best to shut down the hill shrine if any woman in the 10-50 age group tried to enter it following a Supreme Court verdict.
He also said that the everyone fell into the agenda created by the BJP and a well-initiated planning was executed during the protests at Sabarimala.