Pathanamthitta (Kerala): The Kerala unit of the BJP observed a protest on Sunday by blocking highways across the state following the arrest and the subsequent remand of senior party leader K. Surendran.
Surendran was taken into custody on Saturday night after he got into a scuffle with the police while attempting to go to the Sabarimala temple despite police cordon in the area. After spending the night at Chittar police station,Surendran was produced before a magistrate near here on Sunday morning which remanded him to a 14-day judicial custody.
The Bharatiya Janata Party leader is currently at the Kottarakara sub-jail. Surendran who spoke to the media before being remanded said: “The police have charged me uunder non-bailable sections. I am no criminal, nor do I have any cases against me. They did not let me sleep, nor was I allowed water or to take my medicines. In reaction to the development, state BJP President P.S. Sreedharan Pillai told the media that Kerala was under “jungle raj”. BJP leaders and activists started to block traffic across the state on the highways since 10 a.m. (IANS)
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