Journalist Sadiq Naqvi, Umar Khalid’s Friend, Questioned By The Special Branch In Delhi

Posted on February 20, 2016 in News

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With all kinds of twists and turns coming up in the JNU story, what with the misreporting done by known media houses etc., the latest is that the Delhi police has been questioning Delhi-based journalist Sadiq Naqvi since 11 a.m. at the Vasant Vihar police station on February 20th.

The Delhi-based journalist, who is allegedly a friend of Umar Khalid, was being questioned by the Special Branch at the time of filing this report, as was confirmed by Natalia Shibli, Sadiq Naqvi’s cousin and lawyer present at the station.

Naqvi, who was at his father’s house in Bijnor till yesterday, was paid a visit by the police and then came with his father to his Delhi home, and went to the Vasant Vihar police station this morning.

The police are searching for Umar Khalid, whose whereabouts are unknown, in connection with the sedition case registered over the controversial event at JNU.

The developments have been confirmed by a senior official in south district of Delhi Police.

Naqvi was Khalid’s classmate in Delhi University, where both pursued graduation together. “It was routine questioning and I shall make myself available for another round of questioning once I reach Delhi,” Sadiq told PTI when he was in Bijnor.

Khalid is one of the ten youth who the police are looking out for in connection with the event in JNU in which ‘anti-India’ slogans were allegedly raised.

Delhi Police has conducted a number of raids in Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in search for the 10 persons, including Khalid, in connection with the case of alleged sedition for which the JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested.

Inputs by PTI.