UAPA on Newsclick: Delhi Police files first chargesheet running "several thousand pages"

    The Hawk
    March30/ 2024
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    The Special Cell's Investigation Leads to the Arrest of Founder Prabir Purkayastha, Shedding Light on Funding and Unlawful Activities Tied to the News Outlet. The Chargesheet Details Extensive Evidence Over Several Thousand Pages, Sparking Debate on Press Freedom and Legal Boundaries.

    NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha

    The Delhi Police filed a chargesheet on Saturday in connection with a case lodged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against news portal NewsClick, which is accused of receiving a huge amount of money to peddle pro-China propaganda through its stories, sources said on Saturday.

    The chargesheet runs into several thousand pages.

    The Special Cell of the Delhi Police lodged the case last year under sections 13, 16, 17, 18 and 22 of the UAPA, along with sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language etc. and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

    It also arrested NewsClick's founder Prabir Purkayastha and human resources department head Amit Chakravarty on October 3, 2023.