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Sabarimala protests: BJP Gen Secretary Surendran released from jail

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Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8: BJP Kerala General Secretary K Surendran has been released from Poojappura jail, Thiruvananthapuram, on Saturday.

BJP Kerala General Secretary K Surendran. PTI file photo

The Kerala High Court had granted him a conditional bail on a bond of Rs. 2 lakh yesterday. He was detained on November 17 from Pamba town for breaking a police cordon.

Kerala BJP president PS Sreedharan Pillai, said, "Every law abiding citizen in Kerala is welcoming the release of K Surendran. Now he and his party are more powerful and we'll fight more vigorously. This is a setback to CPI(M) ministry and atheist people."

This is the second case related to the Sabarimala protests in which the BJP leader had been granted bail.

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He was initially arrested on November 17 from Nilakkal, base camp, while on way to the Sabarimala Temple after he attempted to defy prohibitory orders and refused to go back despite a request from the police.

He remained in prison till date as he was also booked in the case related to the alleged attack on the woman pilgrim.

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