Hate speech case: Kerala court remands P C George
He was shifted to a district jail here. Police sought the custody of George to examine his voice, his lawyer said.
Senior Kerala politician P C George, who was arrested by the police following the cancellation of his bail granted in connection with a hate speech case, was sent to judicial remand by a court here on Thursday.
The Magisterial court had on Wednesday canceled the bail granted to George after the police alleged that the veteran politician, released on bail earlier on May 1 after being arrested for making a hate speech against Muslims in the State on April 29, violated the bail conditions.
Hours after the court canceled his bail, George was arrested on Wednesday evening.
George was produced before the court this morning, which sent him to 14-day judicial remand. He was shifted to a district jail here. Police sought the custody of George to examine his voice, his lawyer said. George's son and leader of Kerala Janapaksham, Shone George, questioned the ''haste'' shown by the police in producing his arrested father before the court early in the morning and alleged the role of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the act.
The police had arrested George on May 1 after registering a case against him under Indian Penal Code Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) at Fort Police station for allegedly making a communal speech against Muslims while addressing 'Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelanam' here on April 29.
Subsequently, on May 10, another case was registered against him on charges of hate speech.
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