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Delhi Police raids on senior scribes in the National Capital, select detention and threats of UAPA

Journalists in the National Capital Territory of Delhi woke up Tuesday morning with a shocking news of multiple raids on senior scribes associated with the news portal Newsclick dot com by the Special Cell of Delhi Police. These simultaneous raids have been reported in connection with the ongoing investigation in the alleged foreign funding of Newsclick. Raided senior scribes include Urmilesh, a resident of Vasundhara, Ghaziabad  who produces and anchors a show for the portal ; Abhisar Sharma, ex-NDTV and anchoring a show for Newsclick; Bhasha Singh, senior reporter; Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, senior columnist and writer who has previously been framed in a false case related to industrialist Adani when he was working with Economic and Political Weekly; Sohail Hashmi, a renowned cultural activist and heritage conservationist; with the chief of Newsclick Prabir Purkayastha, his wife Geeta Hariharan, Subodh Verma, Anindyo Chakraborty and others. Police also raided the house of Teesta Setalva