Law & Governance

Hathras: Journalists, CFI Named In Another Sedition Case

BP World Bureau | Oct 17 2020 11:44:57 AM
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HATHRAS, UP: Hathras police named a journalist from Kerala and three members of the Campus Front of India (CFI) in another sedition case. 

Earlier Mathura police arrested them on charges of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, while they were on their way to meet the victims' kin. 

The police's investigation found that the four arrested from Mathura – journalist Siddique Kappan (41), and CFI members Atiq-ur-Rahman (25), Masood Ahmed (26), and Alam (26) – were allegedly involved in an earlier case.

A  case was registered at Chandpa police station of Hathras on October 4 relates with the alleged conspiracy to instigate riots along caste lines and defame the state government over the gangrape of a 19-year-old Dalit girl. 

Read: Allahabad High Courts Adjourns Hearing for Hathras Gang Rape to November 2 

CFI is the student wing of Popular Front of India (PFI). SP Vineet Jaiswal said a local court has issued warrant B (warrant for production) against all four.

A 19-year-old Dalit girl was severely tortured and sexually assaulted, leaving her paralyzed due to strangulation. 

Before her death, she named four men from the privileged caste family. 

She succumbed to her injuries late last month but the police burned her body at midnight in the absence of her family, leading to anger.

The police also denied rape charges citing post mortem which mentioned the absence of semen, though earlier medical reports cited injury in her vagina.