After 23 days of custody, BJP secretary K Surendran was released on bail from Poojapura prison on Saturday morning.
He told media persons after coming out amidst warm reception by party workers that his only concern was that customs and rituals at Sabarimala should not be violated. Surendran asserted that the arrest and slapping cases would not deter him from continuing to take part in protests of peaceful nature like 'naamajapam’ “against government conspiracy to destroy Sabarimala”.
The BJP leader, out on stiff bail conditions, said he would move the High Court soon for relaxation of the terms and felt fake charges were levelled against him.
He repeated the charge that police tried twice to desecrate his 'irumudikettu’ (pouch of puja materials and offerings carried by pilgrims to Sabarimala. However, visuals had shown him drop it twice and police picking it up for him both the times.
He also denied rumours of taking over the reins of state BJP unit from Sreedharan Pillai soon.