Kochi: A division bench of the Kerala high court on Tuesday imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on BJP leader Sobha Surendran for moving a petition claiming that the police are registering a huge number of false cases against persons following the Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women of all ages in Sabarimala.

The Supreme Court judgment on September 28 had made the famous shrine a battlefield.

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The court, while imposing the cost and dismissing Sobha's petition, noted that the petition was filed with "mischievous intentions" and for seeking publicity. Following this, Sobha's advocate apologised to the court.

Though the counsel for the petitioner offered an apology, the court did not accept it and imposed the cost of Rs 25,000 on the BJP leader and she has to hand over the amount to the Legal Service Authority.

In the petition, she alleged that the police were filing false cases thinking that no authorities would question their actions.

The petitioner asked a directive to the state government and the state police chief to provide all cases that resulted in acquittals from January 7, 2014, till now. And she also requested to provide the designation and names of the officers who had investigated the cases.