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Lucknow court orders release of Siddique Kappan from jail

Lucknow: The Lucknow sessions court on Tuesday ordered the release of Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan from jail.

Kappan was arrested in October 2020 while on his way to Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras where a Dalit woman had died after being allegedly raped.

He was arrested by the Mathura police for having links with the Popular Front of India and being a part of a “conspiracy” to instigate violence. Later, he was shifted to the Lucknow jail.

This comes over one month after he was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).