Jammu & Kashmir

Hours after NIA court grants bail to Fahad Shah, Police arrests him in another case

Fahad Shah

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday arrested journalist Fahad Shah in another case hours after a special court granted interim bail to him in a case registered at police station Pulwama.

Official sources told news agency Kashmir Dot Com that Fahad Shah was arrested in a case under FIR no 06-2021 registered against him at police station Imam Sahib in southern Shopian district.

Fahad’s counsel Advocate Umair Ronga earlier Tweeted: “The majesty of law has been upheld, the Special Court designated under the NIA act admitted @pzfahad to interim bail. The administration couldn’t dominate maliciously while the judiciary rescued him courageously. Thank you for the support from every corner and everyone, (sic)”.

Fahad, who is an editor-in-chief of a local news magazine and portal- The Kashmir Walla- was arrested by police earlier this month.

On February 5, 2022, JK Police had said that Fahad was “wanted” in three cases for “glorifying” militancy and spreading “fake” news.

“Fahad Shah is wanted in 3 cases for glorifying (militancy), spreading fake news & inciting general public for creating L&O (law and order) situations: FIR No 70/2020 of PS Safakadal Srinagar, FIR No. 06/2021 of PS Imamsahib, Shopian & currently has been arrested in FIR No. 19/2022 of PS Pulwama,” police had said in a tweet.


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