Prabir Purkayastha, founder of digital news website NewsClick was arrested along with Amit Chakravarty, who is the HR head of the company, under anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, officials said on Tuesday (October 3).

Delhi Police Special Cell conducted searches at various locations in Delhi-NCR in connection with UAPA case.

According to the officials, a total of 37 male suspects have been questioned at premises while 9

female suspects have been questioned at their respective places of stay following allegations that it received money for pro-China propaganda.

“digital devices, documents etc. have been seized/collected for examination..” they said.

“The proceedings are still ongoing; so far, two accused, Prabir Purkayastha and Amit Chakravarty have been arrested..” the officials added.

Further investigation into the matter is underway.
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