Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday requested his Uttar Pradesh counterpart to intervene and make sure that Journalist Siddique Kappan, presently in custody below the Illegal Actions Prevention Act (UAPA)within the northern state, be supplied knowledgeable well being care.
In a letter to Yogi Adityanath, Vijayan mentioned the Kerala Union of Working Journalists and a few outstanding media individuals had dropped at his consideration that Kappan, who hailed from the southern state, suffered from coronary heart illnesses and had examined constructive for COVID-19, attributable to which he was going through well being points.
Kappan had been admitted to KVM hospital in Mathura and had reportedly been saved chained to his mattress even when his well being situation had turn out to be precarious, Vijayan mentioned within the letter, a replica of which was launched to the media right here.
Knowledgeable well being care needs to be supplied and he needs to be shifted to anothersuper speciality hospital, the place trendy life saving services are ensured, it was said.
The transfer comes on a day when 11 MPs of the opposition Congress led UDF sought the intervention of Supreme Courtroom Chief Justice N V Ramana for an pressing listening to of the case of Delhi-based Kappan, who was arrested final October whereas he was on his solution to Hathras, the place a younger Dalit lady died
after being allgedly gang raped.
Kappan’s wifeRaihana additionally sought Vijayan’s intervention within the matter.
She alleged that her husband was chained to his cot and was not given meals forfour days and his situation was deteriorating.