Added on : 2018-10-27 09:38:51
The Kerala High Court came down heavily on the Pinarayi Vijayan administration on Friday for the thousands of arrests it has made in connection with the Sabarimala protests, asking it not to play to the gallery. Warning that the government would have to pay a heavy price if any innocents are arrested, a division bench of Justices PR Ramachandra Menon and Devan Ramachandran said arrests should only be made once the involvement of a person in violent protests has been confirmed in proper investigation. Kerala Police has so far arrested 2,061 people on the charges of participating in violent protests last week against the entry of women into Sabarimala shrine despite a Supreme Court order. Suresh Kumar and Anoj Kumar of the Sabarimala Achara Samrakshana Samithi had approached the high court, alleging that unlawful arrests were being made by police.