The Supreme Court deferred the hearing on a habeas corpus petition for the release of journalist Siddiqui Kappan. The apex court objected to the manner in which the case was reported by media. The bench comprised Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice V Ramasubramanian and Justice AS Bopanna.
"There was very unfair reporting about our earlier order. It was said that we denied you relief", CJI Bobde stated.
The petition for release of journalist Siddiqui Kappan was filed by the Kerala Union of Working Journalists. Kappan and three others- Athikur Rehman, Masood and Alam were arrested by UP police in October and were booked for sedition and under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The Supreme Court had sought the response of the UP government in the matter during the previous hearing on November 16.