Senior Kashmiri journalist arrested during night raid in a 30-year old case

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police arrested senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri in a mid night raid at his house on Tuesday.

Qadri, 62, Printer and Publisher of Daily Aafaq, an Urdu daily newspaper was arrested from his residence from Srinagar last night.

Daily Excelsior while quoting a senior Police officer reported that he was arrested in a case registered against him in early 1990s. When asked why was he arrested at midnight, he said: “Police was busy during the day.” He said he will be produced before the Court tomorrow.

Police told the family that he was arrested in a 1992 case registered against him and eight other journalists when he was running now defunct local news agency JAK (Jammu and Kashmir) News. He has been shown absconding since then in the case. Three of the journalists against whom case has been registered have passed away.


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