Assembly ruckus case: Ministers E.P Jayarajan, K.T Jaleel get bail

Kochi: Ministers E.P Jayarajan and K.T Jaleel got bail after they appeared before Thiruvananthapuram chief judicial magistrate court on Wednesday in a criminal case registered in connection with the ruckus inside the state Assembly in 2015.

The Kerala High Court had on Tuesday declined to stay the summons issued to two state ministers by a lower court.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate court had recently directed Jayarajan and Jaleel to appear before it on October 28.

The trial court had rejected the plea filed by the LDF government seeking withdrawal of the case filed under various provisions of Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) Act by the then UDF government.

Left Democratic Front leaders K. Ajith, V Sivankutty, C.K Sadasivan and K. Kunhammed, MLAs then, are the other accused in the case. They had appeared before the court and secured bail in the case.

The assembly had witnessed unprecedented scenes on March 13, 2015 as the LDF members then in opposition tried to prevent then finance minister K.M Mani, who was facing charges in the bar bribery scam, from presenting the state budget.

Besides flinging the speaker's chair from the podium, electronic equipment like computers, keyboard and mikes on the desk of the presiding officer were also allegedly damaged by the LDF members. Asianet Online