Kochi: Kerala Police on Wednesday arrested Janapaksham leader PC George in the hate speech cases registered in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.
George had arrived at the Palarivattom police station for questioning in the controversial speech at Vennala in Kochi. Police, after quizzing him, registered his arrest. Later, Fort police from Thiruvananthapuram reached Kochi and took him to the state capital after arresting him in the case registered there.
The Thiruvananthapuram Judicial First Class Magistrate Court had earlier cancelled his bail over the case over his speech at Ananthapuri Hindu Mahasabha ‘Mahasammelan'.
Meanwhile, George told the media persons that he is innocent. "I will cooperate with the police," he said.
Earlier, BJP workers, led by its state president K Surendran and Thrikkakara candidate AN Radhakrishnan protested outside the police station.
The Peoples Democratic Party had also protested outside the police station demanding the arrest of George.
The Thiruvananthapuram court, while accepting the arguments of the police that George violated the bail conditions, observed that George's speech at Vennala was a continuation of the one he made at Thiruvananthapuram.