Mathura Court Dismisses UP Police Application For Further Probe Against Journalist Siddique Kappan

Mathura Court Dismisses UP Police Application For Further Probe Against Journalist Siddique Kappan

Mathura, August 17 (TNA) A local court in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh has rejected Uttar Pradesh Police application seeking nod to conduct further probe against Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan.

Thes crime is in jail for a long time now after beingbooked for various offences under the stringent UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). ASJ Anil Kumar Pandey on Tuesday dismissed the demand of the UP police/STF to conduct further investigation of the case against Kappan.

The accused - Atiqur Rahman, Masood Ahmed and Alam and Siddique Kappan were arrested by the Maan police under these charges while they were on their Hathras to meet the family of a Dalit woman allegedly raped and murdered last year.

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