Earlier this week, the Uttar Pradesh police booked a journalist and three others who were on their way to Hathras. They were booked under the UAPA and sedition as per FIR registered in Mathura on Wednesday.
On Monday night journalist and three others were arrested after a laptop along with some doubtful literature related to ‘Justice for Hathras Victim’ was obtained while they were on their way to Hathras.
As per allegations, they were linked with PFI student wing CFI and were arriving from Delhi towards Htahras via car.
There has been a conspiracy of triggering caste-based violence in Hathras case, alleged the UP Government.
The Superintendent of Police (SP) for Mathura Rural Sheerish Chand confirmed that these four are now booked for sedition and other charges. He informed that all four were presented before Court on Wednesday and sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
The FIR has been registered under section 153-A of IPC (promoting enmity between two groups), 295A of IPC (deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage feelings) 124 (A) (Sedition) beside section 17 and 14 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 and Sections 65, 72 and 76 of Information Technology Act.
As per FIR, they are blamed for inciting riots in Hathras and triggering caste violence for which they were collecting donations via those working for the website Carrd.co.
The FIR blames them for attempting to incite riots in Hathras and fuelling caste violence for which they were collecting donations through those working for website Carrd.co.
The FIR further said that money transfer was done unlawfully and the money was collected to cause riots. It was alleged that pamphlets ‘Am I Not India’s Daughter’ were to serve these unlawful purposes.
The men are accused of attempting to incite a riot, spread rumours, gather people and wage a hate campaign against India through its website. The website, said police, was teaching ways to cause riots and to move out safely after achieving the objective.