The whole family is in a way under house arrest conditions and their normal social life has been cut off, PUCL members Kamal Singh, Farman Naqvi, Alok, Shashikant and K B Maurya told reporters.
Scribe Siddique Kappan was going to Hathras to create divide, disturb law & order, Yogi government tells SC
Opposing the plea filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) questioning Kappan's arrest and seeking his bail, the state has said it is 'not maintainable' and the petitioner has 'no locus'.
Siddique Kappan and three others were booked by the Uttar Pradesh police on sedition and other serious charges at Maant police station in Mathura last month.
The BJP has faced flak over a string of attacks on Dalits in various states governed by the party, including the alleged gang-rape and killing of a 19-year-old Dalit woman at Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.
'Conspiracy' against Yogi government: Row in UP judicial circle over hearing case against Kerala scribe
Mathura Chief Judicial Magistrate Anju Rajput remanded the four accused in STF's custody for two days, said prosecution counsel Brijmohan Singh.
Those arrested include a Kerala journalist, Siddique Kappan, who has not filed any bail application so far.
Despite the constraints following the coronavirus pandemic, BJP pushed in its well-oiled organisational machinery in its bid to reach out to the maximum possible electorate.
However, the family was a bit disappointed as the top court did not transfer the case out of Uttar Pradesh which they had been demanding right from the beginning.
SC's direction came on pleas which have sought a court-monitored probe into the case, in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died of injuries, and transfer of trial to Delhi.
The AMU authorities have denied the allegations of termination as "highly speculative" and said the two doctors were engaged "on a temporary one-month vacancy from September 9".
A senior STF official said that the team probing the conspiracy angle will soon visit the scene of the crime to investigate and collect facts.
Hathras Gang rape: Victim’s brother contests claims of ‘witness’; one of the accused found to be a minor
Chhotu has reportedly told the investigators that leaving the critically injured victim behind, her brother had gone back home with a stack of fodder.
The two doctors told reporters on Tuesday that "they were quite taken aback by this step because they had not been given a chance to present their view to the authorities.
Dr Malik was a temporary Casualty Medical Officer (CMO) at the JNMCH run by the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and his tenure ended on October 10.
Alleged conspiracy against Yogi Government: Mathura SDM orders Kerala journalist, three others to furnish peace bond
SDM Suresh Kumar of Mathura's Mant sub-division remanded journalist Siddique Kappan and three others to judicial custody for 14 days.