Srinagar: Police on Friday said Aasif Sultan has not been booked for any of his professional works.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police said that, Journalist Aasif Sultan has been arrested for harbouring and supporting militants who killed a policeman.
“Aasif Sultan not booked for his Journalism but in FIR No.173/2018 PS Batamaloo pertaining to hatching criminal conspiracy, harbouring & supporting terrorists who martyred a police constable on 12-08-2018 at #Batamaloo,” Kashmir Police tweeted.
Aasif Sultan not #booked for his Journalism but in FIR No.173/2018 PS Batamaloo pertaining to hatching #criminal conspiracy, harbouring & supporting #terrorists who martyred a Police constable on 12-08-2018 at #Batamaloo. Case #chargesheeted in the competent court & is subjudice. pic.twitter.com/xaN8KGwONA
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 28, 2020
Earlier, CPJ had released a statement, stating that, “Journalists should not face retaliation for their reporting. Press freedom is a vital tenet of democracy and a proud part of India’s history. We are asking you to recognize and uphold India’s commitment to press freedom under Article 19 of its constitution, and urged government to grant Aasif Sultan immediate and unconditional release.”