#SupremeCourt will hear today the habeas corpus 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.
In the previous hearing, the Court had issued notice in the matter and directed the Petitioner to serve the Standing Counsel for the State.

Details of the same can be read here. 👇🏽

#SupremeCourt #SidhiqueKappan #Article32

CJI SA Bobde had said, “We are trying to discourage Article 32 petitions", while informing Sr. Adv. Kapil Sibal that there was a possibility that the Petitioner would be asked to approach the appropriate High Court for remedy.

#SidhiqueKappan #SupremeCourt @KapilSibal
Last week, the arrest of Kappan, was mentioned in the #SupremeCourt during the hearing of the Arnab Goswami's case.

Sibal, appearing for Maharashtra, had informed the Court that Kappan was in custody since Oct 5 & had been directed to approach the HC.

The #CJI Bobde led bench calls out the matter.

Arrested with three other co-accused and their bails were heard for nine days. I have filed a detailed reply, they should approach the High Court, says the Solicitor General

Have you seen the Reply Mr. Sibal? says #CJI
What reply? asks Sibal

You see that. I have to say that on the last date, it was said that we have refused any relief and incorrect reporting was done, that was unfair reporting for this case, #CJI says
I have nothing to do with that. I am concerned about the unfairness metted out to me client. The incorrect reporting happens everyday, its happening all the time, says Sibal

You are concerned about your client, we are concerned about unfair and wrong reporting, says #CJI
He is saying you were accused for a certain offence and you have a right to apply for bail. At least read his reply and the we'll hear you, #CJI says
We did go to the Magistrate and said please allow us to meet the accused so we can amend the petition. The magistrate told us to go to jail authorities who then sent us back to the magistrate, says Sibal
These are false statements, let some lawyer go today and get his signature, says SG

We will record Mr. Mehta's statement that he has no objection to an advocate approaching the accused in question for a signature wherever the accused is, says #CJI
There was no objection and there is no objection, SG says

What are you saying? We have filed that order on record! Sibal tells SG
You continue talking amongst yourself, we have passed the order, says #CJI
#SupremeCourt records that the Solicitor General has no objection with a lawyer approaching the accused to sign a Vakalatnama, lists the matter after a week.


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