New Delhi: On Friday,May 27, The Kerala High Court granted bail to senior politician and Ex- MLA PC George in a hate speech case registered in Thiruvananthapuram .
“Petitioner to be released on bail subject to the condition that he shall not make any statement that shall result in the commission of any offence under 153A/295A of IPC,” the Court said.
Senior politician P C George had been arrested following his bail cancellation in connection with the hate speech case. Earlier, in the same case, police had arrested PC George on May 1 for allegedly making a communal speech against Muslims while addressing the ‘Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelanam’ on April 29. However, he was given bail on the same day itself.
Ex MLA George, 73-year-old, had sparked off a controversy by asking non-Muslims in Kerala to avoid eating at restaurants run by the community. Subsequently, on May 10, another case was registered against him at Palarivattom police station in Ernakulam on charges of hate speech related to another event here. He was arrested on May 25 for violating the bail conditions in the Thiruvananthapuram hate speech case.