The electronic and print media had vociferously reported on the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman from Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, on the basis of which the court took cognizance of the matter
Luxkar was one among 17 IAS officers who were transferred as a routine affair on the last day of 2020.
CBI on Friday had filed a chargesheet against the four men accused of the gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district.
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The premier probe agency claims accused failed to convince they were not present at scene of crime.
The CBI informed the court that it will take some more time to conclude the investigation and failed to file any status report of the probe.
KUWJ, which has been questioning Kappan's arrest, had refused to approach the Allahabad High Court as suggested by the apex court for seeking bail and other reliefs.
According to the investigators, Rauf was planning to flee the country in the early hours of Saturday, but was apprehended by Bureau of Immigration officials at Trivandrum airport.
The plea, which also raised the issue of delays in the trial of cases of sexual violence, came up for hearing before a bench headed by Justice N V Ramana.
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KUWJ has claimed that Uttar Pradesh Police has made an “absolute false and incorrect statement” that Kappan is the office secretary of Popular Front of India as he is working as a journalist only.
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.
Journalist Siddique Kappan was arrested on October 5 while he was on his way to Hathras, home to the young Dalit woman who died after being gang-raped.
According to the victim’s elder brother, the CBI officials questioned him about the claims being made by local residents that he killed his own sister.
The role of the district police came under scanner after they rushed to cremate the victim’s body at 2:45 am on September 30 allegedly against the wish of the family.
It may be recalled that the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court had taken a suo-motu cognizance of the case, especially the issue of cremation of the victim girl.
Since colonial era, Dalits in this region were more prosperous than their counterparts in UP