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Arrested Journalist Siddique Kappan's Wife Meets Rahul Gandhi in Kerala, Seeks Justice

Journalist Siddique Kappan's family met Congress leader & Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi at a rest house in Kalapetta today. (Image: ANI)

Journalist Siddique Kappan's family met Congress leader & Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi at a rest house in Kalapetta today. (Image: ANI)

She said the family has had no contacts with Kappan since his arrest and even his lawyer has not been able to meet him, adding her husband has done no wrong.

Seeking justice, the wife of Siddique Kappan, the Kerala journalist who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police while on his way to Hathras, on Wednesday met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and presented a memorandum to the Wayanad MP. 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.

They were on their way to a village in Hathras to meet the family of an alleged gang-rape-cum-murder victim. "We hope to get justice. We are worried that he will be booked under more charges," Raihanath told the media after her meeting with Gandhi.

She said the family has had no contacts with Kappan since his arrest and even his lawyer has not been able to meet him, adding her husband has done no wrong. Gandhi, who was in Kerala since the past three days, met the woman at the guest house at Kalpetta.

Arrested earlier this month by police under section 151 of the CrPC on the suspicion of their intention to commit some cognisable offence, the four were later booked on charges of sedition and various terror acts and were remanded to 14-day judicial custody on October 7. A Mathura court had yesterday extended their judicial custody.