Kerala: Bail to CPI-M leader in contempt case

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 02:16

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M leader MV
Jayarajan, sentenced last week to six months` imprisonment by
the Kerala High Court in a contempt of court case, was on Wednesday
released from the central prison here, a day after the Supreme
Court granted him bail.

At a reception organised by his party outside the prison,
he said the apex court order vindicated CPI-M`s stand that
people are supreme in a democracy and no arm of the system is
above criticism.

The high court initiated contempt proceedings against the
former MLA from Kannur and CPI-M state committee member, for
his alleged derogatory remarks against judges and the
judiciary for banning roadside meetings. The high court had
last week sentenced him to six months imprisonment.

Taking umbrage at the imprisonment handed down to him,
the CPI-M had on Monday staged a sit-in dharna near the high
court.

Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the
CPI-M should apologise to the people for staging a protest
before the high court.

The party`s attitude exposed its "double standard"
towards the judiciary, he told reporters here.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 02:16

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