PMLA case: Siddique Kappan gets bail after 2 years in UP jail

Siddique Kappan

Allahabad: Allahabad High Court granted bail to Kerala-based scribe Siddique Kappan in a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Activities. The Enforcement Directorate registered the case against him for allegedly receiving money from the banned outfit Popular Front of India.

A bench of justice Dinesh Kumar Singh granted bail to Kappan while considering his plea against the Lucknow court’s order.

Kappan along with three others -- Athikur Rehman, Alam and Masood -- was arrested by the police in Mathura for allegedly having links with the Popular Front of India and being a part of a conspiracy to instigate violence.

He was booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Information Technology (IT) Act.

Though Supreme Court had granted bail to him in the UAPA case on September 9, he continued to remain in Lucknow jail due to the PMLA case registered by ED.

Kappan was arrested in October 2020 while on his way to Hathras to report on the gangrape and death of a Dalit woman. UP police booked him under UAPA and slapped sedition charges.

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