Hate speech case: TVM Police serves notice to PC George

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Thiruvananthapuram: In the hate speech case, PC George has been asked to appear before Thiruvananthapuram Fort Assistant Commissioner of Police on Sunday at 11 am. The police served a notice to the former MLA on Saturday. He received the notice amid the preparations to attend the last round of the election campaign at Thrikkakara.

After obtaining bail in the hate speech case on Friday, PC George declared that he will visit Thrikkakara during the last round of the campaign for the bypoll and disclose some facts about people including Chief Minister. But as he has been asked to appear before the investigation officer in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, he will not attend the election campaign.

S Shaji, Thiruvananthapuram Fort Assistant Commissioner of Police has served notice to PC George for an interrogation related to the hate speech case.

While granting bail, the High Court had asked George to appear before the investigating officials anytime upon their demand. At the same time, the court also directed him to cooperate with procedures including scientific examination.

If PC George fails to appear before the police, it may attract contempt of court and procedures including cancellation of bail.

Incidentally even if he presents himself before the police with the election campaigning ending at 5 p.m on Sunday at Thrikkakara, he will not be able to make it on time as he will need at least six hours from here to Kochi by road.

Moreover there is no flight which lands at Kochi before 5 p.m and hence in all likelihood, George will have to be content to attack Vijayan here, or else he will have to skip presenting himself before the police.

Reacting to the checkmate of the police, George, in his characteristic style, said: "The dramatics of the Vijayan government is now out." Meanwhile, he is busy seeking expert legal advice on what needs to be done.

Amidst this, PC George’s son Shaun George responded that the court order will be strictly followed.

(with inputs from IANS)

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