Shift Kerala scribe to Delhi for treatment, Supreme Court tells UP

Shift Kerala scribe to Delhi for treatment, Supreme Court tells UP

Supreme Court. File photo

New Delhi, April 28

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Uttar Pradesh Government to shift ailing Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan from a hospital in Mathura to a hospital in the national capital for treatment.

Kappan was arrested under the UAPA on October 5 last year while on way to cover the Hathras incident involving the gang-rape of a Dalit.

“We direct the UP Government to shift Kappan to RML Hospital, or AIIMS or any other government hospital. He be transferred back to jail after doctors certify him to have recovered,” a Bench led by Chief Justice NV Ramana said.

As Solicitor General Tushar Mehta requested the Bench to direct a hospital to vacate a bed for a non-Covid patient, the CJI said, “Mr Mehta, you sort it out with the government. Leave it here.” — TNS

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