Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad Excessive Court docket on Thursday rejected the bail software of journalist Siddique Kappan who was booked underneath Illegal Actions Prevention Act in Hathras conspiracy case. A single bench of Justice Krishan Pahal handed the rejection order on Thursday. Previous to this, the bench had reserved its order on August 2 after conclusion of arguments by the counsels of the accused and the state.
A Mathura court docket had rejected Kappan’s bail plea after which he had approached the HC.
Kappan, a reporter for Malayalam information portal Azhimukham and secretary of the Delhi unit of Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), was arrested together with three others in Uttar Pradesh in October 2020 whereas on his option to Hathras to report on the gang-rape and homicide of a 19-year-old Dalit girl.
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The police had claimed that the accused have been attempting to disturb the regulation and order in Hathras. They’d additionally alleged that the accused had hyperlinks with the Common Entrance of India (PFI).
The lady had died at a Delhi hospital a fortnight after her alleged rape by 4 males from her village on September 14, 2020. She was cremated in the course of the evening in her village.
Her members of the family claimed that the cremation, which occurred effectively previous midnight, was with out their consent and that they weren’t allowed to convey house the physique one final time.
Kappan and others have been charged underneath Sections 17 and 18 of Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA), Part 124A (sedition), Part 153A (selling enmity between completely different teams on floor of faith) and Part 295A (deliberate and malicious acts supposed to outrage spiritual emotions) of Indian Penal Code and Sections 65, 72 and 75 of the Info Know-how Act.
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