Kerala

Peace International chief Akbar gets bail

M.M. Akbar, owner of Peace International School, Chalikkavattom, who was booked for promoting enmity between religions, was granted bail on Friday.

It was alleged that textbooks that were taught in the school contained materials promoting enmity between religions.

No offending parts

The High Court pointed out that no passages/portions which offended any community, religion, race or group of people could be found in the textbook, which was an essential prerequisite to bring out the offences alleged in the case.

Moreover, the alleged offending comments were withdrawn by the school authorities when the complaint arose, pointed out the court.

The petitioner was arrested on February 24, 2018, and was in judicial custody since then.

He was also given in police custody for five days. The investigation in the case began a year and five months ago and the major part of the investigation should have been over, the court pointed out.

The High Court also released two other accused in the case on bail, the order said.

The sessions judge ordered Mr. Akbar to execute a bond of ₹1 lakh and two solvent sureties for the same amount to be released on bail.


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