Controversial remark: HC grants interim bail to Senkumar

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

Kochi: The high court on Monday granted interim anticipatory bail to former state police chief T P Senkumar in a case against him for allegedly making a controversial remark along communal lines.

The court has granted the interim bail with some conditions.

Senkumar had moved the Supreme Court against the orders of the Kerala high court and the Central Administrative Tribunal, which had upheld the government's decision to transfer him. The discussion was based on these statistics but the case was registered against him without looking or referring to these statistics, Senkumar said.

Senkumar said that he had not said anything that results in hatred among religions and that the interview he gave to the magazine was wrongly interpreted.

After his retirement on June 30, Senkumar in an interview to "Samakalika Malayalam", the sister publication of the New Indian Express, made controversial remarks against the Muslim community. "The remarks of the former state police chief amounts to insulting the actress as well as all women engaged in the film field". The case has been booked under Section 153A of the IPC, which is non-bailable.

Director General of Prosecutions Manjeri Sreedharan Nair had given the legal advice to the government to book Senkumar.

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