In an alleged hate speech case, a district court sentenced former MLA P C George to 14 days in judicial jail on Thursday.
Kerala Police had arrested George earlier on Wednesday in a case filed against him for suspected hate speech.
P C George was granted interim bail by the Kerala high court on Monday in connection with another hate speech case that occurred on May 8 at the Mahadeva Temple in Vennala, Ernakulam district.
On April 30, the arrest was made in the Anantapuri Hindu Maha Sammelan in Thiruvananthapuram in a case of suspected hate speech against Muslims.
He was hospitalized to the general hospital in Ernakulam on the way to Thiruvananthapuram because he felt poorly, but the journey proceeded shortly after.
“I haven’t done anything against the country,” George stated. I don’t need the votes of anyone who isn’t a patriot. I haven’t committed any criminal acts. I respect the law, which is why I’m cooperating. “I haven’t broken any rules.”
Palarivattom police had previously arrested him under Indian Penal Code Sections 153 and 295A.
On May 8, he gave a speech at the Mahadeva Temple in Vennala, Ernakulam, in connection with a Saptaha Yajna event.
In a separate case, the Thiruvananthapuram Fort police detained him for allegedly making communal statements at the Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelan.
A case had been filed against him, and he had been arrested from his Punjar home.
He was later granted bail by the court.
The high court has ordered the Thiruvananthapuram court to hear his speech at the Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelan, and the court has revoked his bail after hearing the speech.