The Delhi Police on Tuesday morning raided several journalists of Newsclick including Abhishar Sharma, Bhasha Singh, Urmilesh, and Sanjay Rajaura, in connection with an investigation into the case registered in August relating to funding of the news website Newsclick.
The police action took place in connection with a case registered on August 17. The case was filed under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) and 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
Abhishar Sharma confirmed X and said that the police were taking away their phones and laptops. Singh also said that the police seized her phone.
Among those who were reportedly raided were the website’s editor, Prabir Purkayastha, journalists Abhisar Sharma, Aunindyo Chakravarty and Bhasha Singh, and satirist Sanjay Rajaura.
Searches were also reportedly underway at Newsclick’s office in Delhi. In Mumbai.
raids are underway at more than 30 locations, according to ANI.