Hearing completed; HC defers verdict in anticipatory bail plea of artiste Bhagyalakshmi, others
Kochi: The High court on Friday completed the hearing of the anticipatory bail plea of dubbing artiste Bhagyalakshmi and her friends over attacking a YouTuber and deferred the verdict.
The HC questioned if Bhagyalakshmi and friends resorted to attack as they lost faith in the law. The advocate representing the YouTuber Vijay P. Nair, who was attacked, urged the court not to grant bail to the accused.
Meanwhile, Bhagyalakshmi and her friends argued that charges registered against them, including attack and theft were not legally valid. The accused said that they went to Vijay P. Nair’s place to talk about the controversial video as per his request.
The laptop, mobile phone and headset taken from the spot were handed over to police within three hours, they added. The lawyer of the accused also denied the allegation that his clients carried ink and velvet bean powder which causes extreme itchiness on contact.
The complainant’s advocate argued that the accused had trespassed into his clients place and granting bail to them would send the wrong message to the society. Vijay P. Nair’s advocate added that the accused had publicly stated that they were willing to face any legal action.
The court asked Bhagyalakshmi’s advocate if the video of the attack was released as they did not have faith in the law. The advocate responded that his client’s was an effort to bring change in the society. To this the court responded that those taking such efforts must be ready to bear the consequences.