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Submit Medical Reports of Kerala Journo Jailed in 24 Hours: SC to UP | India News

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NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court asked the UP government to submit within 24 hours all medical reports of journalist Siddique Kappan, who has been detained since October 5 for allegedly attempting to fuel riots in Hathras after the death of a girl gang-raped.
Advocate Wills Mathew, who appeared at the Kerala Union of Worker Journalists, said Kappan was admitted to Mathura’s KM Hospital after testing positive for Covid and alleged that he was tied to the bed with chains. He requested a bench from CJI NV Ramana and the judges Surya Kant and AS Bopanna to immediately remove the chains to allow him to eat freely.
Appearing before the UP government, Attorney General Tushar Mehta and Assistant General Counsel Garima Prasad vigorously refuted the allegation that Kappan was chained to his bed and agreed to present medical reports on the journalist on Tuesday night. The bank published the matter for an additional hearing on Wednesday.
Mehta told the court that UP police had filed a charge sheet against eight defendants, including Kappan, for their links to the banned organization PFI and visiting Hathras to sow unrest among the population.
Mathew asked the court to allow Kappan to have a video call with his wife in Kerala. TNN

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