Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan is not cooperating with police and has refused to divulge details of his social media accounts, passwords etc. in a bid to "conceal his misdeeds", the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government told the Supreme Court on Monday.
The additional affidavit submitted by the UP police also said that the other persons arrested along with Kappan, while they were on their way to Hathras, had received funds running into crores from "international suspicious sources".
The affidavit was filed in response to a Habeas Corpus petition by Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) challenging Kappan's detention by the UP police.
It was further stated by the UP government that KUWJ is not the body which represents all journalists in Kerala and there is a separate body which has all scribes as members.
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