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).