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New Delhi: In connection with its investigation into a case brought under the anti-terror code UAPA after charges that it received funding for pro-China propaganda, the Delhi Police has sealed the NewsClick office.
On Tuesday, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police raided 30 premises associated with the news outlet and its journalists.
The police said no one has so far been arrested during the searches concentrated in Delhi-NCR. Founder and editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha was taken to the portal's south Delhi office where a forensic team was present.
Among those questioned were journalists Urmilesh, Aunindyo Chakravarty, Abhisar Sharma, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as well as historian Sohail Hashmi. The police posed a list of 25 questions to them relating to various issues, including their foreign travels, protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh as well as the farmers' agitation, sources said.
With PTI inputs