HC disposes of Jayamala's petition

During the hearing of the petition, came up before Justice N Ananda, the Kerala Police submitted that it had no intention to arrest her.

Rajiv, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch from Kottayam submitted that they neither have any intention to arrest her nor any objections to grant interim bail.

When Justice Anand said the question of bail does not arise when the Police have said that there is no intention of arrest, Counsel for the petitioner said he wanted the Court to record the statement and dispose of the petition.

“At this moment they may not arrest her, but what about later on?. We want their statement to be recorded,” he said.

The case relates to Jayamala’s confession in 2006 that she had entered the sanctum sanctorum of Sabarimala temple of Swamy Aiyappa and touched the idol and feet of tantri of the temple. She had claimed that she had entered the temple in 1986.

The Patttanamthittha police had chargesheeted Jayamala in connection with her claim. Fearing arrest, the actress had applied for transit bail in the High Court.

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