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Journalist Mohammed Zubair Of AltNews Arrested For Allegedly Hurting Spiritual Sentiments

New Delhi:

Journalist Mohammed , one of many founders of fact-checking web site , was arrested by the  in the present day on costs of injuring spiritual sentiments and selling enmity. 

The case is predicated on a grievance made by deal with ‘@balajikijaiin’ this month, alleging that Mr Zubair had tweeted a “questionable” picture to “intentionally insult the god of a specific faith”, police stated. Mr Zubair had posted that tweet in March 2018.  

AltNews co-founder Pratik Sinha stated that Mr Zubair was referred to as to Delhi for questioning in a special case. Obligatory discover was not given for arrest, he alleged. “No FIR copy is being given to us regardless of repeated requests.”

Police, nonetheless, stated Mr Zubair joined the investigation on this case, registered on the Particular Cell police station, and was arrested “after having adequate proof on file”. He’s nonetheless being questioned and police will current him earlier than a Justice of the Peace tomorrow to hunt additional custody, it’s learnt.

Based in 2017 as a non-profit, AltNews is among the many world’s most distinguished fact-checking shops. Its founders have been going through on-line trolling and police instances, significantly by right-wing teams, for years.

Saying that AltNews offers a “important service”, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor termed Mr Zubair’s arrest an “assault on fact”, and demanded his launch.  

One other Congress chief, Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh, alleged that the Delhi police is appearing in a vengeful method as AltNews exposes the federal ’s bogus claims. 

Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan, too, reacted angrily. “This authorities goes after those that are exposing ,” he instructed IHNS.



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