PFI members, driver allowed to meet lawyer, UP tells HC | Allahabad News – Times of India

PRAYAGRAJ: The Uttar Pradesh government has agreed to permit two alleged Popular Front of India (PFI) members and their taxi driver to meet lawyers in jail in accordance with the jail manual. The three persons were arrested by the UP Police while they were going to Hathras to meet family of a deceased gang-rape victim.
Additional advocate general (AAG) Manish Goyal, representing the UP government, made this submission before the court after counsel for the petitioners stated before the court that superintendent of Mathura jail is not allowing the counsel for the petitioners to meet them in jail.
Hearing a habeas corpus writ petition filed by Atiq-ur-Rehman of Muzaffarnagar, Masood of Bahraich and Alam of Rampur, a division bench comprising Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani and Justice Shamim Ahmed fixed February 4 as the next date of hearing.
Earlier, on January 5 the court had directed the Central and state governments to file counter-affidavit in a petition filed by the petitioners.
The three men, along with Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, were arrested by Mathura police on October 5 last year.

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