Case Against Siddique Kappan & 3 others Transferred To Addl. District & Sessions Judge On UP Police’s Application

first_imgNews UpdatesCase Against Siddique Kappan & 3 others Transferred To Addl. District & Sessions Judge On UP Police’s Application Sparsh Upadhyay27 Dec 2020 12:12 AMShare This – xIn an order passed on Tuesday (22nd December), the Mathura District and Sessions Judge has directed to transfer the case of Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan and 3 alleged PFI activists who were held on their way to Hathras, to the court of Additional District and Session Judge from the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate.This order has been passed by District and Sessions…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn an order passed on Tuesday (22nd December), the Mathura District and Sessions Judge has directed to transfer the case of Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan and 3 alleged PFI activists who were held on their way to Hathras, to the court of Additional District and Session Judge from the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate.This order has been passed by District and Sessions Judge, Mathura Yashvant Kumar Mishra, upon the application of UP Police’s Special Task Force (which is investigating the case) to transfer all the Remand Records from the Court of CJM, Mathura to the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mathura.This application by STF was filed in the light of the Apex Court’s Judgement in Bikramjit Singh vs State of Punjab, which held that apart from Sessions Judge, no other Court has the jurisdiction to deal with cases related to UAPA. As per the report of The Indian Express, Defence Counsel Shashwat Anand has said that the state government moved an application as it “admitted their mistake”. “Citing the jurisdiction, we raised the issue in habeas corpus apart from seeking bail for the accused. The state government has now admitted their mistake and moved an application seeking transfer of the matter to the court of Additional Session Judge. With Tuesday’s order, it is clear that custody of the accused till December 22 was illegal,” Anand has said. Initially the Defence had argued that their remand is illegal as CJM Court doesn’t have the Jurisdiction to deal with UAPA Cases, now, with this application filed by UP Police STF, it is clear that the STF has admitted the initial stand of Defence.BackgroundKappan, a freelance journalist reporting for Malayalam portals, was arrested by the UP police on October 5 along with three others in an FIR registered for alleged criminal conspiracy to create societal unrest in the wake of Hathras incident. The stringent provisions of anti-terror legislation Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and sedition were invoked against Kappan and others. A local court in Mathura had remanded them to custody.Following his arrest, the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court challenging Kappan’s custody. The KUWJ argued that the arrest was illegal and unconstitutional.On October 12, a bench lead by the Chief Justice of India expressed disinclination to entertain the petition and suggested to Sibal (who was appearing for KUWJ) that the petitioner should approach the High Court.The UP Government has told the Supreme Court that independent journalist Sidhique Kappan should not be granted relief as he has links with banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and was heading towards Hathras on the instructions of Delhi Riots accused, Md. Danish.The Mathura Court had, on Friday (13th November), rejected the bail plea of 3 alleged PFI activists who were held on their way to Hathras along with a Kerala journalist (Siddique Kappan) while they were going to meet the family members of an alleged gang-rape and murder victim.The next date of hearing on the Habeas Corpus (in Allahabad HC), filed on behalf of Rahman, Ahmed and Alam is scheduled for January 5.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more


Bulldogs 7th Graders Capture SEI Tourney With Win Over Bengals

first_imgThe 7th Grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball took home the SEI Tournament trophy Thursday night by defeating Greendale 53 to 44.Batesville started off slow and went into halftime down 21 to 16.  After finding their rhythm in the third quarter they were up 32 to 29.  From that point they didn’t look back and scored 21 in the fourth quarter to bring home the victory.Batesville was led in scoring by Jack Grunkemeyer with 17 points.  He was followed by Sam Johnson and Gus Prickel who each added 11.  Gus Prickel went 11 for 12 from the free throw line to earn all 11 of his points.  Conner Drake and Chris Lewis rounded out the scoring with 8 and 6 respectively.The Bulldogs finish the season with an overall 13 and 5 record.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img


FIFA pays tribute to Madigage

first_imgFIFA president Sepp Blatter has expressed the footballing body’s condolences for the death of South Africa assistant coach Thomas Madigage.The 41-year-old was killed in an car accident between Polokwane and Burgersfort in the twilight hours of Thursday night.He was travelling alone in his car on the R37 when a donkey crossed into the road, forcing the former SuperSport United number-two into the fatal collision.Tributes have been pouring in from far and wide for Madigage, who was respected for his achievements as both a player and as a coach.“It was with great sadness that we learnt of the tragic passing of Thomas Madigage,” Blatter wrote in an official FIFA statement.“On behalf of FIFA and the worldwide family of football, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to you, to your national team, to his club SuperSport United and, most importantly, to his family, friends and loved ones. “We would hope that in some way, our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness.”last_img read more


Gunners firing on all cylinders poses questions over Ozil’s future

first_imgHis absence mattered little as the Gunners’ unbeaten run simply carried on without him.– ‘Years of inertia’ –The Gunners can take that to 21 matches against the Terriers with Ozil’s return to the side likely to be delayed till they play Qarabag in the Europa League next week.Wenger, in his final season, used the competition to keep fresh fringe men he had decided not to employ in the Premier League even though three of them — England duo Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere plus Olivier Giroud of France — were internationals of experience and reputation.Ozil is not the only world class player to suddenly find themselves unable to get into the starting elevens, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and ex-Gunner Alexis Sanchez falling foul of the volatile Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.Emery wants his players to work hard off the ball and attack with intensity with it and Ozil, for all his attributes, seems to tick neither of those boxes.Ozil’s post-World Cup fall out with Germany cannot have helped either, coming at a time when every Arsenal player knew he had to impress the new man after years of inertia under Wenger.The player felt he was the victim of both racism and disrespect because of his Turkish roots, claiming “I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose”.Such sentiments were no doubt genuine and deserving of sympathy but Emery appears to care about one issue only: whether a player can thrive under his system.The answer to that, at the moment at least, appears to be no for Mesut Ozil.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mesut Ozil has missed Arsenal’s last four matches and may be absent again when the Gunners host Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The 30-year-old playmaker is being treated for a back problem and manager Unai Emery has hinted that he could be passed fit on Friday if he comes through sessions with the club’s physiotherapist unscathed.The German had been on the training ground on Thursday “running and touching the ball”, Emery told a press conference.But even if Ozil is given the green light to return there are no guarantees that Emery will pick the club’s highest earner, even for the bench.That despite being a World Cup winner in 2014, and a player with skills few others on the planet can reproduce, especially when it comes to setting up colleagues to score.Emery, it seems, had already decided he could do without the former Germany international in his comprehensive overhaul of a squad that had forgotten how to win trophies under previous manager Arsene Wenger.It was the Frenchman who had sanctioned a salary-doubling, £350,000-a-week, three-year contract extension for Ozil just three months before stepping down as manager.Ozil’s omission from the starting line-up at Bournemouth on November 25 was the big reveal to a world that could not fail to notice.Emery’s explanation could hardly be misinterpreted either: Ozil was named on the bench — and left there for the entire game — at Bournemouth because his manager felt he could not deal with the “physicality and intensity” of the Gunners’ opponents.Few failed to notice at the time that the reason for his omission carried little weight as Bournemouth are one of the least aggressive in the Premier League.last_img read more


Leafs even season record by stopping North Okanagan 3-2

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs climbed back to the .500-mark by holding off the North Okanagan Knights 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday at the Nor-Val Centre in Armstrong.A goal by Patrick Martens less than two minutes into the third snapped a 2-2 to spark the Leafs to the victory.Nelson, 10-10 on the season, won its second game in three starts during a road trip into the Shuswap Division of the KIJHL.Saturday Connor McLaughlin scored three times to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-1 victory over the Eagles at the Recreation Center in Sicamous.Nelson opened the trip with a 6-3 loss Friday to Revelstoke.Martens scored on the only shot of the period for Nelson as North Okanagan took the play to the visitors. The Knights out shot the Leafs 13-1 in the period and 32-14 in the contest.However, goalie Marcus Beesley, playing his third consecutive game, was equal to every shot by the Knights to power Nelson to the victory.Cody Abbey, with this first marker of the season, opened the scoring on the power play for the Leafs.William Kapp tied the contest in the second before another unlikely goal scorer, captain Taylor O’Neil with his second of the season, scored to restore the lead for Nelson.Doug Chadwick scored a power play goal before the period concluded to send the teams into the 40-minute break tied at 2-2.In Sicamous, it was Beesley once against coming to the rescue for the Leafs as the Eagles held a 35-22 advantage.Despite the lopsided play it was Nelson holding period leads to 1-0 and 2-0 thanks to McLaughlin’s goal scoring.Gavin Currie had two assists while Abbey registered his first point in six games, assisting on McLaughlin’s second goal of the contest.Friday at the Forum in Revelstoke, the Grizzlies exploded for five goals on special teams en route to doubling the Leafs.The Grizz scored four consecutive times with the man advantage — two late in the first period and a pair to start the second — to grab the easy win.The final special teams tally came with Revelstoke playing short-handed.Marcus Dahl opened the scoring for Nelson before the Leafs ran into penalty troubles. With Riley Henderson serving a cross checking minor Garett Kemmler got the home side going.Brooks Christensen put Revelstoke in front for good with another power play marker with nine seconds remaining in the frame.Reid Blinkhorn and Dylan Rota scored power play goals just over two minutes apart to start the second to give the Grizz a commanding 4-1 advantage.Nelson cut the margin to 5-3 on goals by McLaughlin and Connor Enright before period ended but could get no closer.Devon Hascarl added a short-handed tally for Revelstoke with time running out in the third.The Grizzlies out shot Nelson 42-33, including a 25-3 advantage in the second period.ICE CHIPS: The three goals Saturday gives Connor McLaughlin, riding a four-game point streak, the team lead with nine. . . . Gavin Currie still leads Nelson in scoring with 23 points, eight in front of Colton Schell and McLaughlin. . . .Friday Leaf minor hockey grad Adam DiBella registered no points against his hometown team. . . . The Leafs, fourth in Murdoch standings, are 2-1 in the month of November after closing out October with a 5-4 record. . . .Nelson closes out a five-game span of games away from home Friday in Fruitvale against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Hawks lead the season series 2-0. . . .Next home game is Saturday against Grand Forks at 7 [email protected]last_img read more