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Rahul Gandhi bats for PFI-linked arrested journalist Siddique Kappan

New Delhi: Former Congress President and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met the family of arrested journalist Siddique Kappan who has been linked with the PFI, at a rest house in Kalapetta in Kerala.

The family requested the Congress leader to ensure the early release of the journalist who was arrested at the toll plaza in Uttar Pradesh on his way to Hathras on October 6.

According to sources, Rahul Gandhi assured the family that he will try to do what is possible at the earliest to provide justice to the journalist. On Monday, Gandhi began his three-day visit to his constituency in Wayanad in north Kerala.

The Uttar Pradesh police said it had arrested Kappan and others for having links with the PFI. The PFI had been accused of funding protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country earlier this year and the UP police had sought a ban on the outfit.

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