Thiruvananthapuram: The remand duration of BJP leader K Surendran is likely to get extended. Though Surendran got bail in the case registered for violating Section 144 at Sabarimala, he is still remanded in Kottarakkara sub-jail in connection with a fresh case registered by Kannur police. 

The home department has decided to perform a detailed check for finding existing warrants against Surendran. The police are trying to implement these warrants before Surendran comes out of jail.

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BJP state unit chief PS Sreedharan Pillai today said that the police are trying to register false cases against K Surendran. Pillai said, "We stand against the atheist people, and we will always be with the devotees. For 50 years, the communist party is trying to destroy the devotees’ sentiments and we won't allow that cruel act. Pinarayi Vijayan, who allowed criminals in the police force to rule the roost, cannot wash his hands of the heinous crime committed on an Ayyappa devotee.”   

"Kerala Police has decided to strengthen cases against K Surendran not to release him from jail. That's why the new case is lodged claiming Surendran blocked a woman at Sabarimala," said Aravind Ramakrishnan, an Ayyappa devotee. 

 K Surendran was recently granted bail following his arrest over a clash at Sabarimala. The new case was lodged for blocking a 52-year-old woman, who came to Sabarimala for her grandchild's 'choroonu' (a ceremony where the child is fed rice for the first time).

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Pathanamthitta court had granted conditional bail to 72 people including K Surendran on Wednesday. The magistrate Surya Sukumaran granted bail to them on the condition that they will not enter Ranni for two months. They have been imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each.