"Had No Work In Hathras": High Court Rejects Kerala Journalist's Bail

"Had No Work In Hathras": High Court Rejects Kerala Journalist's Bail

Newsdesk |
August 5, 2022

The bail petition of Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, arrested by the UP police in October 2020 with three others when he was on his way to Hathras in the aftermath of a gangrape and murder case there, has been rejected by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.

New Delhi, 05 August 2022                                                     

As per news report of NDTV, the police have charged Siddique Kappan under the stringent anti-terror law and accused him of trying to spread the terror agenda of the banned outfit Students' Islamic Movement of India or SIMI. The journalist has maintained he is innocent and is being framed. "It has come up in the investigation that the applicant had no work at Hathras," a single judge bench of the Allahabad High Court said While rejecting his bail plea, adding, "A perusal of the charge-sheet and documents adduced, prima facie reveal that the applicant has committed the offence."

Source - NDTV


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