Anti-woman remarks: Kollam Thulasi surrenders before probe officer

Anti-woman remarks: Kollam Thulasi surrenders before probe officer
Kollam Thulasi

Kollam: Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi, who was booked for making provocative anti-woman remarks during a Sabarimala protest, surrendered at the Chavara police station on Tuesday. He surrendered before probe officer inspector S Chandradas around 10.30 am.

The actor was produced before a magistrate court which granted him bail.

The actor had made a shocking statement in October, 2018, saying that women entering Sabarimala temple should be ripped into half.

"One half should be sent to Delhi and the other half should be thrown towards chief minister's (Pinarayi Vijayan) office in Thiruvananthapuram," he had said.

The actor made the remarks after the Supreme Court allowed women of all age groups to enter the temple on September 28, 2018.

The FIR against Thulasi was registered on a complaint by a local leader of the DYFI, the youth wing of the CPI(M).

The actor was booked under Sections 295A (outraging religious feelings), 298 (uttering words with intention to wound religious sentiments), 354A (making sexually coloured remarks) of the IPC.

He was also booked under Section 119A of the Kerala Police Act, which deals with sexual gestures or acts in public places degrading the dignity of women.

The Kerala State Women's Commission had registered a case against Thulasi.

Earlier, both the Kerala High Court and a sessions court in Kollam had declined his anticipatory bail plea.

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