A Kerala Journalist walked out of Jail after two long years. He was arrested back in 2020 while covering a piece of sensational news that caught the attention of everyone in the country. The journalist was arrested under strong allegations of sedition and anti-terror law. After a long legal fight, he walked out of the jail.
A famous Journalist from Kerala Siddique Kappan was arrested in 2020 while covering the sensational alleged gang rape and death of a 20-year-old Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh. As the issue was reported from a politically sensitive state it became a big issue.
Many politicians reached Uttar Pradesh to meet the family members of the victim. The likes of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra went to Hathras and met the family members. They assured full support to the family.
More than the incident, the Police cremating the body of the victim without any prior intimation raised many doubts on whether any process is going on to cover up any details. Siddique Kappan tried to cover the same news and took a report on ground level.
On the allegations of receiving funds from banned terror outfits and creating unrest, he was arrested. His arrest created a big uproar. From opposition parties in the nation to the activists, everyone condemned the arrest and alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government arrested him on purpose.
Back in 2022, the Supreme Court gave bail to the Journalist as there is no evidence to prove the allegations in Toolkit row. He was also given bail in a money laundering case. However, he had to stay in the prison despite getting bail due to some issues.
After a long time, Siddique Kappan was released from the Lucknow Jail. The Journalist said that journalism is not a crime and he will fight against the treatment he received.
The much-talked-about alleged gang rape case is called the Hathras case. The victim was taken to the hospital facility and she passed away while undergoing treatment. The issue created a big uproar across the nation. The opposition parties breathed fire on the BJP government that the issue.