The accused have been in jail since October 7 last year in another case under Sections 153A (promoting enmity between groups), 295A (outraging religious feelings), 124A (sedition), 120B (conspiracy) of IPC, 17/18 of UAPA (raising funds for terrorist act) and under the IT Act.
The two have been held in a case related to a larger conspiracy in the Northeast Delhi riots in February last year. The Court deferred the hearing on Tuesday, after want of verification of their addresses.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a bail application filed by an accused, who was convicted for storing ammunition and fake Indian currency, in addition to making a team for terrorist training in Pakistan.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted, “I have a preliminary objection, that one person is in jail and a charge sheet has been filed against him under the UAPA. Eight persons filed for bail and a journalists’ association file a Habeas Corpus petition, which is not maintainable.
According to the joint statement by EGI President Seema Mustafa and others, the Editors Guild of India is deeply disturbed by the reports of inhuman treatment being meted out to journalist Siddique Kappan.
Sakib a B.Sc student at Kalyani University, West Bengal and Kamal a labourer working as a mason and driver and others were allegedly planning “anti-national/terrorist” activities at several locations in India.
The arrest of a journalist en route to Hathras has unveiled the draconian features of the Act, under which anyone can be arrested for a period of six months without any proof of anti-national activities. It raises serious questions about violation of human rights.
“The Company (Devas) fraudulently raised foreign investment of Rs 579 crore and subsequently illegally transferred 85% of the investment out of India to its subsidiary in USA in the guise of investment and services fees etc,” the ED investigation revealed.