The family said they have not been allowed to move out of their house.
The Uttar Pradesh government's claim comes amid outrage and protests over the death and alleged forced cremation of a Dalit woman in Hathras.
The UP government's statements in court contradict family statements, medical and media reports.
Facing criticism, the state police has now claimed an 'international plot' to defame the Yogi Adityanath government and filed 19 FIRs.
The union said Siddique Kappan was trying to do his duty as a reporter.
Several Twitter users also pointed out that police can be seen standing behind the dominant caste men while they threaten Chandrashekhar Azad.
"We would like to examine if the economic and social status of the deceased’s family has been taken advantage of by the state authorities to oppress and deprive them of their Constitutional rights," the bench said.
The police’s stand is contrary to several reports on the woman’s statement.
Citing Covid-19, the Uttar Pradesh administration on Thursday put up barricades at the borders of Hathras.
As anger grows over the Uttar Pradesh administration's handling of the Hathras case, many people have taken to the streets in protest.