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[Live Updates From Supreme Court] Plea For Interim Bail To Journalist Siddique Kappan Held On His Way To Hathras

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
16 Nov 2020 7:00 AM GMT
[Live Updates From Supreme Court] Plea For Interim Bail To Journalist Siddique Kappan Held On His Way To Hathras
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Supreme Court is hearing the plea filed for release of Kerala journalist, Sidhique Kappan, who was arrested by the UP Police while he was proceeding to cover the Hathras case of rape & murder of a 19-year-old Dalit...

Supreme Court is hearing the plea filed for release of Kerala journalist, Sidhique Kappan, who was arrested by the UP Police while he was proceeding to cover the Hathras case of rape & murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman

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  • 16 Nov 2020 7:04 AM GMT

    JI Bobde : We are trying to discourage Article 32 petitions.

    Sibal : Your lordships have interfered in 32. This is a journalist. There are exceptional circumstances.

    Bobde : Alright. We will issue notice. But we might still send you to HC.

  • 16 Nov 2020 7:03 AM GMT

    CJI Bobde : You haven't filed the amended petition too.

    Sibal : How can we file the amended petition when we cannot meet this gentleman in jail?

    CJI Bobde : We will keep it on Friday. You get the State then.

  • 16 Nov 2020 7:03 AM GMT

    Sibal : I can't go to the High Court. He is not allowed to meet anyone. He is in jail.

    CJI Bobde : But you have come here.

    Sibal : The advocate has filed an affidavit saying that he could not meet Kappan in jail.

  • 16 Nov 2020 7:02 AM GMT

    CJI Bobde : We are not on the merits of the case? Why can't you go to the High Court?

  • 16 Nov 2020 7:02 AM GMT

    Sibal submits that FIR does not mention Siddiqque Kappan. Magistrate did not allow Kappan to meet his lawyers or family or friends.

  • 16 Nov 2020 7:02 AM GMT

    The bench has assembled.

  • 16 Nov 2020 7:01 AM GMT

    Senior Adv Kapil Sibal is appearing for Kerala Union of Working Journalists(KUWJ) in the habeas petition filed by them seeking the release of Malayalam journalist Siddiqque Kappan who was arrested by

    UP Police on October 5 while he was going to report #HathrasCase

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