Delhi police raids homes of journalists associated with NewsClick

A Delhi Police Barricade in parliament Street of the city. [Photo: Wikimedia/Sidheeq]

New Delhi: Delhi Police’s Special Cell on Tuesday morning conducted raids at the places of news portal NewsClick and its journalists, PTI reported quoting officials.

The Enforcement Directorate had earlier also conducted raids at the firm’s premises probing its sources of funding. The Special Cell is conducting raids on the basis of inputs provided by the central agency.

Police recovered the dump data of laptops and mobile phones of some journalists of NewsClick. The Special Cell has registered a new case and started investigation, officials said.

Abhisar Sharma, a senior journalist, wrote on X, “Delhi police landed at my home. Taking away my laptop and phone.”

As per Tribune India, it is learnt that the following are among those raided — veteran journalist Urmilesh, Newsclick editor Prabir Purkayastha and writer Githa Hariharan, journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty, activist Sohail Hashmi, satirist Sanjay Rajaura and journalists Abhisar and Bhasha Singh. However, there is no official word on it.

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