HC defers verdict on anticipatory bail plea filed of Bhagyalakshmi, others to Oct 30; stays arrest
Kochi: The Kerala High Court, on Friday, deferred the anticipatory bail plea filed by dubbing artiste Bhagyalakshmi and women activists Diya Sana and Sreelakshmi Arakkal in a case related to trespassing and causing hurt to Vijay P. Nair, a YouTuber who made derogatory remarks on women. The case will be considered again on October 30. HC also stayed their arrest until the verdict day.
While the defendant argued that the charges of robbery and trespassing will not stand, the prosecution argued that providing anticipatory bail to the accused will send out wrong message to the society.
Vijay had invited Bhagyalakshmi and others to his room. The mobile phone and laptop was handed over to them by Vijay, the defendant said in court. Also, they reported at the police station at 8 pm on the same day. Hence the charges are not valid, they added.
Meanwhile, the prosecution stated that the accused arrived at Vijay’s room planning to attack him and added that they came fully prepared with black ink and other substances.
HC observed that however big the crime is, it is not right to take law into own hands and attack him.
The detailed hearing was completed today. The court will consider the case again on October 30 and pronounce the verdict on their anticipatory bail pleas.