Kappan’s bail rejected, court says he had no work at Hathras

The Allahabad High Court has rejected the bail petition moved by Delhi-based Malayali journalist Siddique Kappan, who has been in jail since his arrest in October 2020 for trying to go to Hathras to report on the rape and murder of a Dalit...

Kappan’s bail rejected, court says he had no work at Hathras

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE Allahabad High Court has rejected the bail petition moved by Delhi-based Malayali journalist Siddique Kappan, who has been in jail since his arrest in October 2020 for trying to go to Hathras to report on the rape and murder of a Dalit woman by dominant caste men.

Justice Ravi Kant of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court observed in the order that a perusal of the charge sheet and documents produced in court “prima facie reveal that the applicant has committed the offence of trying to incite riots” and “used journalism as a cover to fulfil his ulterior motives”.