He had visited his ailing mother in February after the Supreme Court granted him five-day bail.
Kappan and his alleged associates, who were suspected to be linked to the radical group Popular Front of India (PFI), were arrested on October 5 when they were on their way to the Hathras village after the gangrape-murder of a girl.
An extraordinary story unfolds, mostly away from public eyes: a journalist is condemned to seemingly endless prison for merely trying to report news. Even a Supreme Court order goes abegging.
Last week, Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan was shifted to AIIMS, New Delhi from Mathura Jail for medical treatment
The Supreme Court makes clear that scribe Siddique Kappan will be sent back to Mathura jail after recovery.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to seek instructions from the state government on its suggestion and posted the plea of Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) and Kappan's wife for further hearing at 1 pm.
Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) alleged that Kappan has been chained to a cot in the hospital he was admitted to after falling in the bathroom and later testing positive for Covid-19.
Siddique Kappan gets bail on his birthday
Siddique Kappan was arrested in October while he was on his way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to report on the alleged gang-rape of a Dalit woman.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of the submissions of senior advocate Kapil Sibal that the mother of Kappan was unconscious and was wanting to see her son.
Kapil Sibal, appearing for the journalists' body, said that the mother of Kappan was unconscious and was wanting to see her son.
Journalist Kappan and three others were arrested by Mathura police on October 5 when they were on their way to a village in Hathras to meet the family of gangrape victim.
'Investigation conducted so far has found some shocking findings,' Solicitor General Tushar Mehta tells the bench.
Law officer says the meeting was not denied earlier also and even now, the lawyer can go and meet him in jail.
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