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Journalists summoned in NewsClick case by Delhi Police's Special Cell

During the operation, 37 male suspects were questioned at various locations, and nine female suspects were interviewed at their respective places of residence. Digital devices, documents, and other materials were seized for further examination.

Written By : Abhay Parashar Edited By : Nitin Kumar
New Delhi
Updated on: October 05, 2023 14:45 IST
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Image Source : PTI/FILE PHOTO Delhi Police personnel stand guard at a barricaded road near Raisina Road.

In a significant development related to the NewsClick case, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police has summoned journalist Abhisar Sharma for questioning. He has been asked to appear at the Special Cell's Lodi Road office. Additionally, a few other journalists linked to NewsClick have also been summoned for inquiries.

This action follows the search, seizure, and detentions conducted today as part of an investigation into a case registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) by the Special Cell.

During the operation, 37 male suspects were questioned at various locations, and nine female suspects were interviewed at their respective places of residence. Digital devices, documents, and other materials were seized for further examination.

The investigation is ongoing, and as of now, two individuals, Prabir Purkayastha and Amit Chakravarty, have been arrested.

Further developments are expected as the investigation continues.

Know more about NewsClick

NewsClick was founded in 2017 by Jason Pfetcher, an associate allegedly linked to Neville Roy Singham, a resident of China who is reportedly connected to the Communist Party of China. Sources suggest that funds were funneled into NewsClick with the intention of promoting a 'leftist ideology'.

Furthermore, it has come to light that NewsClick allegedly received export remittances amounting to Rs. 28 crore between 2018 and 2022 from two US-based entities. However, during investigations, the media organization was unable to substantiate its claim of providing services to these American companies, according to informed sources.

The origins of the purported foreign funds totaling Rs. 38 crore have been shrouded in opacity, with authorities tracing them back to Neville Roy Singham, raising further questions and concerns.

Also read | NewsClick founder conspired to peddle narrative that Kashmir, Arunachal are disputed territories, say police

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