AGRA: The four men arrested on their way to meet the victim’s family in Hathras now face two sedition cases. In addition to the one in Mathura, an FIR in Hathras filed against unidentified persons a day before they were detained now names them as those charged under 19 sections of the IPC, reports Anuja Jaiswal.
On October 7, the men — a journalist Siddique Kappan, a PhD applicant Atikur Rehman, a civil services aspirant Masood Ahmad and their driver Aalam — had been charged with sedition and under the stringent UAPA by Mathura Police. They had been detained on October 5 .
Meanwhile, Rehman has now also been booked for “violence” that took place during the anti-CAA protests in December 2019.