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K Surendran released from prison after 22 days

K Surendran released from prison after 22 days

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP general secretary K Surendran, who was arrested over protests in Sabarimala, was released from prison on Saturday.

BJP activists had arranged a warm welcome for their leader, who came out after 22 days of imprisonment, outside Poojapura central jail.

Surendran, who was taken into custody from the Sabarimala base camp town on November 17 for breaking a security cordon, secured bail from Kerala High Court on Friday.

The court granted him a conditional bail on a bond of Rs 2 lakh.

Addressing the media, K Surendran declared that he never violated law in Sabarimala. Surendran will visit his party colleague AN Radhakrishnan who is on an indefinite hunger strike in front of the secretariat.

He was booked for attacking a 52-year-old woman, who had arrived at the Sabarimala temple to take part in a ritual involving her grandson.

The BJP general secretary was later given a jail time of 20 days as the police reopened 15 other previous cases registered against him for various offenses, including eight in which his arrest warrants were pending.

Surendran who had earlier secured bail in all the other cases, on Friday secured bail in the woman-attack case that enabled him to walk out of jail.

He was asked by the court not to enter the Pathanamthitta district -- where the Lord Ayyappa shrine is located and also surrender his passport.

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