The case of conspiracy to instigate riots concerning the Hathras issue
One of the accused is a journalist.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) – Post the gang rape and death of a 19-year-old girl at Hathras, the police unearthed a plot to start riots in the State. Police arrested Atik Ur Rehman, Siddiqi, Masud Ahmad, and Aalam. One of them is a journalist. These four persons are associated with ‘Campus Front of India’ a sister association of the ‘Popular Front of India’.
1. The police informed that a few suspicious persons travelled from Delhi to Hathras. At the Tollgate, the accused were travelling in the suspicious vehicle. The police checked the vehicle and apprehended the four persons. Later, the police arrested them. Laptop, mobile phones, and other materials were confiscated.
2. Among these four culprits, one person is a journalist. He works for a website in Kerala. The police issued a legal notice for his association with PFI.
3. The ‘Union of Working Journalists Association’ wrote a letter to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh – Yogi Adityanath. The letter claimed that the accused travelled to give an on-site report on the situation at Hathras.