Alappuzha: The Kerala Police have arrested an RSS worker for allegedly circulating fake photos in connection with the Sabarimala row on social media.
Rajesh R Kurup, 39, of Chemkapally was arrested on Monday. He was later let off on bail. The police have also confiscated his mobile phone.
One photo showed a person wearing police uniform and boots stomping Rajesh, who was dressed as a devotee and holding on to an Ayyappa idol. Another showed someone threatening Rajesh with a knife. As a controversy erupted the photos were removed from Facebook.
The police arrested him on the basis of a complaint filed by DYFI leader S Sarathbabu.
Rajesh reportedly told the cops that he posted the photos to protest the police action at Sabarimala last month. And that he withdrew them after the row erupted.
The temple had witnessed high drama last month as the police clashed with protesters who were fighting a pitched battle over the LDF government's decision to implement the Supreme Court order that allowed all women to enter the shrine. Around a dozen women in the age group of 10-50 were prevented from reaching the shrine.
Over 3,700 people have been arrested and 545 cases registered in connection with the last month's violence.
The Bharatiya Janata Party and various Hindu outfits are on a warpath against the Left-front government over its decision not to seek a review of the top court verdict that lifted the centuries-old ban on the entry of women of child-bearing age to the shrine.