NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha arrested under UAPA, 46 questioned

News Click founder-editor Prabir Purkayastha,[Screenshot: YouTube/NewsClickin]

New Delhi: A Delhi court has remanded NewsClick founder and editor Prabir Purkayastha, and HR head Amit Chakravarty to seven days of police custody.

These charges revolve around allegations of receiving funds for spreading pro-China propaganda, Business Today reported.

After the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested them under anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, they were produced before the court at night.

In a statement, regarding the search, seizure and detentions carried out on Tuesday, in connection with a UAPA case registered with Special Cell, the Delhi Police said that a total of 37 male suspects have been questioned at premises, including nine female suspects at their respective places of stay.

The police said that digital devices, documents, etc., have been seized or collected for examination.

“The proceedings are still ongoing. So far, two accused, Purkayastha and Chakravarty have been arrested,” the Delhi Police said, as per IANS.

The Special Cell carried out searches at several locations in Delhi-NCR, including the office of NewsClick and journalists associated with it on Monday. The Delhi Police team also sealed the office of NewsClick in New Delhi.

The Special Cell had registered an FIR in the case on August 17 under different sections of the UAPA and the Indian Penal Code against Newsclick.

Click to comment
To Top