Thiruvananthapuram: RSS volunteer R Rajesh has been suspended from his government job for helming protests in Sabarimala. He is a pharmacist at Malayattoor Ayurveda dispensary, a state government department.

Police arrested Rajesh on Monday morning following protests at Sannidhanam and for conducting Namajapa (chanting mantras in praise of Lord Ayyappa) protest. He is RSS Jilla Karya Darshi and coordinator of Sabarimala protests. He is an active worker in RSS’ social service wing Sevabharathi. There is also a case against him for blocking roads during hartal.

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The bail plea of BJP state general secretary K Surendran, who was arrested and remanded for violating the prohibitory orders in Sabarimala, was considered today. Even if BJP state general secretary K Surendran has been granted bail by the Pathanamthitta court today along with 72 others. The court has restricted from entering Ranni, a place close to Sabarimala. However, his release from the jail may not be possible. 

In another case in which Surendran allegedly threatened the Kannur police, the local court has issued an arrest warrant against him. The warrant to produce Surendran in the court has been delivered to Kottarakkara jail superintendent.

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Following this, the jail superintendent has given application for police security while transporting Surendran to Kannur court. Kottarakkara jail officials would appear in the Kannur court to apprise it of the developments.