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Mohammad Alam, co-accused in Hathras UAPA case, gets Bail

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Allahabad High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Mohammed Alam, one of the co-accused in Hathras UAPA case, his lawyer confirmed to Maktoob.

The 30-year-old cab driver was arrested in October 2020 along with three others- journalist Siddique Kappan, Campus Front of India (CFI) office-bearers Atiqur Rahman and Masood Ahmad while they were on their way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to report on the rape and killing of a Dalit woman which had triggered nationwide outrage and visit the family members of deceased.

Alam was ferrying them to the location.

Last year, a Mathura court dropped charges against them relating to apprehensions of breach of peace while stating that the police failed to complete the inquiry against them within the prescribed period of six months.

However, all of them remained in jail due to charges under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

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