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Journalist Siddique Kappan’s family has alleged that he was innocent and has called for his early release.(PTI Photo)

Journalist Siddique Kappan, arrested on way to UP’s Hathras, gets interim bail

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Kappan shall visit Kerala under the vigil of armed guards of the UP Police, the top court held and told him to not meet the public, except relatives, doctors and close family members.
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District Magistrate of Hathras Parveen Kumar Laxkar came under flak for the for the hurried cremation of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was gang raped and murdered.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
District Magistrate of Hathras Parveen Kumar Laxkar came under flak for the for the hurried cremation of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was gang raped and murdered.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Controversial Hathras DM among 17 IAS officers transferred in UP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:38 PM IST
The District Magistrate of Hathras Parveen Kumar Laxkar was transferred to Mirzapur in the same capacity.
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Policemen stealthily cremated the body of the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras district in September.(PTI File Photo)
Policemen stealthily cremated the body of the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras district in September.(PTI File Photo)

Hathras horror: CBI files charge sheet against four

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 01:12 AM IST
After a two-month-long investigation into the crime that galvanised India and sparked street protests, CBI filed the charge sheet in the court of the special judge in Hathras.
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Police personnel deployed near the house of the victim in Hathras in October. (File photo : Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Police personnel deployed near the house of the victim in Hathras in October. (File photo : Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Hathras woman was gang-raped, killed, says CBI, names four in chargesheet

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:00 PM IST
The Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14. She died on September 29 at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital during treatment.
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A view of the spot where the body of the victim was cremated in Bool Garhi, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Saturday, October 3, 2020.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
A view of the spot where the body of the victim was cremated in Bool Garhi, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Saturday, October 3, 2020.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Hathras conspiracy: UP govt links Kerala journalist to SIMI

By Utkarsh Anand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:08 AM IST
But the UP government, in its latest affidavit, has sought to highlight Kappan’s alleged association with the now-banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the PFI, besides discrediting KUWJ.
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Teh accused is said to have received more than Rs 2 crore in his three bank accounts from west Asian countries. (HT Photo)
Teh accused is said to have received more than Rs 2 crore in his three bank accounts from west Asian countries. (HT Photo)

Arrested youth party leader of Popular Front of India funding unrest: ED

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Two weeks ago, the ED had carried out a nationwide raid on offices and residences of top leaders of the Popular Front of India (PFI).
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CBI was handed over investigation in the case of gang rape and brutalisation of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh.(PTI Photo)
CBI was handed over investigation in the case of gang rape and brutalisation of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh.(PTI Photo)

Hathras gang-rape accused taken to Gujarat for lie detector test and brain mapping

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 07:12 PM IST
The accused were taken to Gujarat from Aligarh jail on Saturday under supervision of the CBI.
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Yesterday, the CBI took the accused persons to Gandhinagar in Gujarat from Aligarh Jail, Jail Superintendent informed.
Yesterday, the CBI took the accused persons to Gandhinagar in Gujarat from Aligarh Jail, Jail Superintendent informed.

CBI takes along Hathras case accused for polygraph, brain mapping test

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | Aligarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 04:13 PM IST
The Supreme Court had earlier directed that the Allahabad High Court will monitor the probe, being conducted by the CBI, into the case related to the alleged gang-rape and subsequent death of a Dalit girl in Hathras.
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The 19-year-old Dalit woman died at a Delhi hospital a fortnight after her alleged rape by four men from her village in Hathras district on September 14(PTI)
The 19-year-old Dalit woman died at a Delhi hospital a fortnight after her alleged rape by four men from her village in Hathras district on September 14(PTI)

Hathras rape victim’s kin living in conditions akin to house arrest: Civil rights body

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hathras
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 04:29 PM IST
The People’s Union for Civil Liberties members Kamal Singh, Farman Naqvi, Alok, Shashikant, and K B Maurya told reporters the victim’s family members are in a way under house arrest conditions, their normal social life has been cut off, and they fear for their lives once the CRPF protection is withdrawn
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The affidavit by the state was presented before a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde during the hearing of a petition filed by KUWJ to release Kappan, who is in custody since October 5.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The affidavit by the state was presented before a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde during the hearing of a petition filed by KUWJ to release Kappan, who is in custody since October 5.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Kerala journalist PFI secretary, was using ID to create social unrest in Hathras: UP files affidavit in Supreme Court

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 02:00 PM IST
On Monday, the top court had issued notice to the UP government and the state police seeking their response on a petition filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), challenging Kappan’s detention.
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According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 88 rape cases were reported on an average daily in 2019.(AFP File)
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 88 rape cases were reported on an average daily in 2019.(AFP File)

Parliamentary committee to prepare report on atrocities and crimes against women

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:40 AM IST
The panel is taking up the matter in the backdrop of a 19-year-old Dalit woman’s alleged rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras
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Police personnel stand guard as CBI officials (unseen) investigate the case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being gang-raped, in Hathras, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.(PTI)
Police personnel stand guard as CBI officials (unseen) investigate the case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being gang-raped, in Hathras, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.(PTI)

Hathras case: CBI likely to question former SP, SDM

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 08:05 AM IST
A senior CBI official requesting anonymity said the premier investigating agency may question Vir about the probe and the action taken in the case during the initial stage after the woman was assaulted on September 14.
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Allahabad Hight Court(File photo)
Allahabad Hight Court(File photo)

Hathras case: Allahabad HC orders CBI to file status report by November 25

By Pawan Dixit | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 08:56 AM IST
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Monday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a status report on the investigation into the gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras by November 25, when the case will be taken up hearing.
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New Delhi: Demonstrators hold placards and stand near a mural on a street as they protest against the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras (UP) in New Delhi on October 4, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
New Delhi: Demonstrators hold placards and stand near a mural on a street as they protest against the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras (UP) in New Delhi on October 4, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

Hathras victim’s family should be provided permanent accommodation in Delhi: Lawyer

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 05:51 AM IST
Advocate Seema Kushwaha, representing the Hathras victim said that the demand for protection to the family has been fulfilled while adding that officials related to the case should be terminated.
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Members of the woman’s family at their field under police protection, in Hathras village.(HT photo)
Members of the woman’s family at their field under police protection, in Hathras village.(HT photo)

Hathras gangrape case: CBI continues probe in village

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Since October 13, the CBI team has been in Hathras with its camp office in the office of the deputy director, agriculture
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The SC order came following a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe by a social activist.(File photo)
The SC order came following a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe by a social activist.(File photo)

Hathras gangrape case: SC directs Allahabad high court to monitor CBI probe

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 01:31 PM IST
The CBI, which started the probe into the case on October 10, will now report its progress to the HC. The HC will also determine the transfer of the trial and security to witnesses and the woman’s kin
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A CBI team at the spot where the woman was cremated, in Hathras earlier this month.(File photo)
A CBI team at the spot where the woman was cremated, in Hathras earlier this month.(File photo)

Hathras gangrape case: Bareilly STF reaches woman’s village

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:56 AM IST
The team visited the crime scene, and the woman’s house on Monday evening
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Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev attacked finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her colleagues Prakash Javadekar and Harsh Vardhan for questioning the visit of the opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to Hathras.(HT PHOTO.)
Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev attacked finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her colleagues Prakash Javadekar and Harsh Vardhan for questioning the visit of the opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to Hathras.(HT PHOTO.)

Congress hits back, says BJP politicising Hoshiarpur incident in view of Bihar assembly polls

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Earlier in the day, Sitharaman attacked Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for their “selective outrage” in cases of atrocities against women and questioned their “silence” over the alleged rape and killing of a six-year-old girl in Hoshiarpur in Punjab.
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Why is the Congress silent on Punjab rape: Nirmala Sitharaman

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 06:06 PM IST
The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh faced much criticism after the Hathras woman was cremated in the dead of the night without her family’s approval
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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses press conference at BJP HQ in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses press conference at BJP HQ in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

‘6-yr-old Dalit girl’s rape, murder in Punjab doesn’t shake their conscience’: Sitharaman’s swipe at Rahul, Priyanka

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 02:33 PM IST
Sitharaman was referring to the Congress leaders’ visit to Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district earlier this month amid high drama following the death of a 19-year-old Dalit rape victim.
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Journalist Siddique Kappan’s family has alleged that he was innocent and has called for his early release.(PTI Photo)
Journalist Siddique Kappan’s family has alleged that he was innocent and has called for his early release.(PTI Photo)

UP cops gather evidence of Kerala scribe’s role in Hathras violence incitement plot

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 10:10 AM IST
The police claim that all the four accused have links with the CFI, while one of them, Masood Ahmed, also has links with the PFI.
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Aligarh Muslim University(HT Archive)
Aligarh Muslim University(HT Archive)

Hathras case: Two AMU doctors, sacked for speaking to media, reinstated

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 09:20 AM IST
The comments of the two doctors had allegedly contradicted the Uttar Pradesh Police’s stand that the forensic science laboratory report in the case found no traces of sperm, indicating that there was no rape
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Police produce journalist Siddique Kappan and three others, suspected to have links with the Popular Front of India. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Police produce journalist Siddique Kappan and three others, suspected to have links with the Popular Front of India. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Wife of arrested Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan meets Rahul Gandhi

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi | Wayanad
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:42 PM IST
The UP police had arrested Kappan along with three others, claiming that they had links with Popular Front of India and its affiliate in Mathura.
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Aligarh Muslim University(HT file photo)
Aligarh Muslim University(HT file photo)

2 doctors connected to Hathras case asked to go by hospital

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:18 AM IST
One had contradicted the state police’s claim that the victim wasn’t raped, while the other had signed some reports of the woman.
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The district police chief on Sunday held a meeting with all members of the squads and stressed on the need to put a check on crimes against women and girls(AFP)
The district police chief on Sunday held a meeting with all members of the squads and stressed on the need to put a check on crimes against women and girls(AFP)

In Hathras, anti-Romeo squads back in action to check crimes against women

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hathras
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 10:25 PM IST
The anti-Romeo squads were constituted soon after Yogi Adityanath had assumed office,they will patrol public places to prevent harassment of women and girls,says UP Police
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The 15-member CBI team had reached Hathras on Tuesday and had gone directly to the crime scene in the millet field. The brother of the victim, her mother and aunt also reached the spot.(ANI PHOTO.)
The 15-member CBI team had reached Hathras on Tuesday and had gone directly to the crime scene in the millet field. The brother of the victim, her mother and aunt also reached the spot.(ANI PHOTO.)

CBI questions youth who was first to reach crime spot in Hathras case again

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:14 PM IST
The CBI team also went to the houses of all four accused on Thursday and extensively interrogated their family members.
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Police personnel stand guard as CBI officials (unseen) investigate the case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped, in Hathras.(PTI)
Police personnel stand guard as CBI officials (unseen) investigate the case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped, in Hathras.(PTI)

CBI questions Hathras victim’s family for five hours

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Hathras, Uttar Pradesh
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The CBI is probing the torture and alleged gangrape of 19-year old Dalit woman who died in a Delhi hospital last month.
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The men charged under UAPA being taken away by Uttar Pradesh Police.(HT Photo)
The men charged under UAPA being taken away by Uttar Pradesh Police.(HT Photo)

Wife of arrested Kerala journalist stages protest, urges CM Yogi to release him

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police while he was on his way to meet Hathras rape victim’s family.
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Police personnel stand guard as CBI officials (not visible in picture) investigate the Hathras case.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel stand guard as CBI officials (not visible in picture) investigate the Hathras case.(PTI Photo)

Under criticism over Hathras case, UP launches ‘Mission Shakti’ for women’s safety

By Brajendra K Parashar | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 03:29 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari said the state government would ensure that the laws related to sexual offences are implemented in letter and spirit.
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The government official claimed an initial probe into the matter has revealed that some people raised funds through a website, which had now been taken down, to foment caste violence in the backdrop of the Hathras incident.(PTI Photo)
The government official claimed an initial probe into the matter has revealed that some people raised funds through a website, which had now been taken down, to foment caste violence in the backdrop of the Hathras incident.(PTI Photo)

Hathras case: STF likely to probe ‘ploy’ to incite caste violence

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 02:44 AM IST
A state government official said on condition of anonymity that the government is considering asking UP STF to conduct a detailed investigation of the alleged conspiracy on the basis of initial findings by a three-member Special Investigation Team headed by home secretary Bhagwan Swaroop in the incident.
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