Arrest of Kashmir-based journalist: Police version

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The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday issued a statement regarding the arrest of Kashmir-based journalist Aasif Sultan.

In the statement, the police said, “On 31/8/2018 , Asif Sultan, S/O Mohammed Sultan Saida, R/O Firdous Abad, Batmaaloo has been arrested by Police Station Batmaloo in case FIR No: 173/2018. The initial questioning of the accused, subsequent searches and disclosures made in the case so far have led to seizure of incriminating materials from various locations. It also establishes his complicity for harbouring known terrorists involved in serious terror crimes. Further investigation of the case is going on.”

Aasif Sultan, a Kashmir-based journalist, who is the Assistant Editor of the monthly magazine Kashmir Narrator has been languishing in police custody since a week now, his father said.

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