Delhi Police conducting raids on NewsClick premises

Delhi Police conducting raids on NewsClick premises

Delhi Police is conducting raids at different premises linked to NewsClick under the Unlawful Activities Act and other sections, sources said.

The Delhi Police Special Cell Assistant Commissioner of Police, Lalit Mohan Negi, reached the NewsClick office in the national capital in Delhi on Monday.

On Tuesday, Delhi Police sent their Special Cell teams to 30 locations linked to the organisation.

The Congress leader, Gurdeep Singh Sappal, responded to the raids and said that the crackdown on media and journalists is not just a matter of instant causation but it is an expression of the political philosophy of the BJP/RSS.

''T contest their punishment and use the trial to send their message to the People of India,'' he wrote.

Mehbooba Mufti, the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party, said phones were forcibly snatched only for a fishing expedition.

In February 2021, the agency raided the offices of NewsClick and the residences of its editors in connection with a alleged case of money laundering and conducted search and seizure operations. Its case related to alleged foreign funding is based on an FIR registered by the Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing.