Journalist Siddique Kappan, three others relieved from breach of peace charges by Mathura court

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Siddique Kappan

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: A Mathura court in Uttar Pradesh dropped three bailable charges against journalist Siddique Kappan and three others. However, they will continue to remain in jail, since the charges under non-bailable offences remain against them.

Sub Divisional Magistrate, Maant, Ram Datt Ram, dropped charges against Atikurrahman, Aalam, journalist Siddique Kappan and Masood.

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They have been discharged of the charges under Criminal Procedure Code (CrPc) sections 151(Arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences), 107(Security for keeping the peace in other cases) and 116 (Inquiry as to truth of information).

They others were arrested on October 5 when they were on their way to UP’s Hathras village after the alleged gangrape and murder of a girl.

They were arrested on the apprehension of causing a breach of peace but were later slapped with stringent charges of sedition and violation of anti-terror law UAPA and Information Technology Act.

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