Thiruvananthapuram Cantonment police arrested a BJP leader on Sunday for sending death threats to Kerala Pulaya Maha Sabha (KPMS) General Secretary Punnala Sreekumar and Dalit scholar Sunny M Kapikkad,
The accused allegedly threatened to kill Kapikkad and Sreekumar, if they participated in a programme organised by the Dalit Empowerment Movement. The event named " Reservation, Renaissance, Constitution" was slated for February 4 at the Thiruvananthapuram Press Club.
Mahesh allegedly sent threatening messages to the mobile phone of Dalit Empowerment Movement state president Shaji Chempakessery.
Sunny M Kapikkad, a renowned Dalit scholar has been an ardent critic of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar, while Punnara Sreekumar-headed KPMS, a prominent schedule caste organisation in Kerala, has been a key player in the conduct and success of LDF government's women's wall campaign on January 1, 2019.