Allahabad High Court Denies Bail To Siddique Kappan’s In UAPA Case

By Sparsh Upadhyay / Live Law

The Allahabad High Court has rejected the bail plea moved by journalist Siddique Kappan in connection with the ‘Hathras Conspiracy Case’. The bench of Justice Krishna Pahal denied him bail after reserving the verdict on Tuesday. The detailed order is yet to be uploaded.

The online case status showed Kappan’s application as dismissed on merits.

The background of the case against Kappan

Siddique Kappan along with other accused were arrested by the UP police in October 2020 while they were proceeding to report the Hathras rape-murder crime.

Initially, they were arrested under the apprehension of causing a breach of peace and were produced before a court of the sub-divisional magistrate which sent them to judicial custody.

Subsequently, they were booked under the UAPA alleging that he and his co-passengers were trying to incite communal riots and disrupt social harmony in the wake of the Hathras gangrape-murder case.

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