The Ranni court order came in reply to the application filed by the Kerala Police, saying that the Sabarimala activist Rahul Easwar was not obeying bail conditions and hence his bail may be cancelled
Pathanamthitta: A local court in Ranni, Pathanamthitta, has cancelled the bail of activist Rahul Easwar. He was arrested over protests in Sabarimala and later released on bail.
The court order came in reply to the application filed by the Kerala Police. They said that Easwar was not obeying bail conditions and hence his bail may be cancelled. The court had granted him bail under strict conditions including, presenting himself before the police officers every week.
The court also asked the police to arrest Easwar and produce him in the court.
Meanwhile, Easwar alleged that police moved court due to some political advantages.
Easwar, who was arrested on October 17 for protesting against the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women between 10 to 50 years into the Sabarimala temple, was granted bail by a local court on October 22.
The Pamba Police charged him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including Section 143 (unlawful assembly) and 147 (rioting). The non-bailable charge against him was under Section 353 for stopping police personnel from doing their duty.
Kerala CPM Police wants to arrest me again— Rahul Easwar (@RahulEaswar) December 15, 2018
REASON -> I was late for signing . SO bail condition violated. Woooow
I reached Police station to sign by Dec 9th morning. But they didnt allow. (I had already informed too abt delay)
Childish execuses to arrest me again by police. https://t.co/IPW7BXIPWZ
Responding to the cancellation of the bail, Easwar, tweeted, "Will move Kerala High Court and also Kerala Human Rights Commission on decision of Pinarayi Police to arrest me again because I was "late for signing". Such childish and outrageous excuses to arrest. Mr Franko is out after alleged Raping and I am arrested again for "delay" (sic).”
Earlier, Easwar had claimed that 20 Lord Ayyappa devotees, who were opposing the entry of women in the age group of 10 to 50, were ready to cause knife injuries on themselves on the temple premises to force the priests to close the Sabarimala temple.
On November 24, Easwar was on his way to Sabarimala with the irumudi (an offering for Lord Ayyappa) when the police detained him at Nilakkal. Later, the police allowed him to go, on the condition that he should not visit Sabarimala. While returning home, Easwar said that police was indulging in serious violation of human rights and he would move the high court.
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