Senior Kerala politician PC George, who was arrested by the police for alleged sexual assault, was granted bail by a Magisterial courtroom within the metropolis.
The 70-year-old politician was taken into custody by the Museum police from a visitor home within the capital metropolis this afternoon in a dramatic transfer, on a grievance filed by an accused within the photo voltaic panel case.
At the moment, the senior politician was being grilled by a staff of Crime Department personnel in reference to a conspiracy allegedly hatched to defame the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in smuggling costs levelled by gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh.
He was later taken to Nandavanam AR Camp and his arrest was recorded earlier than he was produced earlier than a Justice of the Peace courtroom.
Granting bail, the courtroom directed him to cooperate with the investigation.
In line with police sources, the sudden transfer to arrest George was made primarily based on a secret assertion given by the accused and based on a written grievance filed instantly by the sufferer on the native police station right here on this regard.
In line with the grievance, George had allegedly behaved in a approach insulting her modesty on February 10 at a visitor home right here and despatched her indecent messages on cell phone.
Quickly after submitting an FIR over the fees, a staff led by the Cantonment Assistant Commissioner took George into custody.
He was charged beneath IPC Part 354 (assault or prison power to lady with intent to outrage her modesty) and 354 (a) (sexual harassment).
Nevertheless, George rejected the fees and claimed he had not performed something indecent and it was a false grievance.
A former chief whip when the Congress-led UDF was in energy, George additionally alleged the accused got here up with a grievance now as he didn’t give an announcement in favour of her in a case she had filed towards former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
Whereas chatting with the reporters outdoors the police station, the politician once more courted controversy by insulting a lady TV journalist who questioned him for naming the accused, which is prohibited.
Moreover journalists, senior CPI(M) chief and state Training Minister V Sivankutty was amongst those that strongly condemned his act. George, nonetheless, apologised to the lady scribe when he emerged from the courtroom after securing bail.
The politician had earlier sparked off an argument in Could this yr by asking non-Muslims in Kerala to keep away from eating places run by the group.
Nevertheless, inside a couple of hours of his arrest, George had secured bail from a Magisterial courtroom.
He had misplaced Poonjar, his bastion, to the Left Democratic Entrance candidate within the 2021 Meeting polls in a triangular battle.
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