The Supreme Court has placed 10 conditions before the Malayali media worker Siddique Kappan, who got bail after two years. Chief Justice YU Lalit, Justice S. A bench comprising Ravindra Bhatt and Justice PS Narasimha granted bail to Kappan.
- Siddique Kappan should stay in Delhi for six weeks.
- Accommodation should be within station limits which include Jangpura in Delhi.
- Do not leave the city of Delhi without the permission of the trial court.
- Sign in the concerned police station register every Monday
- After six weeks, you can go to your hometown to stay.
- If you reach Kerala, you have to sign every Monday at the local police station in Malappuram
- He must be tried before the Vichana Court in person or through counsel on every day
- Passport must be submitted before release
- Once freed, he should not abuse his freedom in relation to any person involved in these controversies.
- After the proceedings in the existing case, it can be involved in legal proceedings including bail application in the case under the Prevention of Black Money Act (PMLA).
Released after more than seven hundred days of imprisonment
Siddique Kappan was arrested in October 2020 while traveling to Hatteras. He was released after more than seven hundred days in prison. The court rejected the UP government’s request that bail be granted only after the investigation is completed. The Allahabad High Court had earlier denied bail to Siddique Kappan. Following this, the Supreme Court was approached.