Jailed Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan will be be shifted to AIIMS or any Delhi government hospital for treatment, the Supreme Court said today. After recovering, he can be sent back to the Mathura jail.

Siddique Kappan was arrested while he was on way to Hathras to cover the situation following the alleged gang rape and death of the 20-year-old woman from Scheduled Castes, which triggered outrage across the country.

“We direct that Siddique Kappan be shifted to RML Hospital, or AIIMS or any other govt hospital in Delhi. After recovery, he can be sent back to Mathura Jail,” the Court ordered.


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