Delhi cops quiz Navlakha in Mumbai for 3 hours in NewsClick case | India News

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NEW DELHI: A special investigation team (SIT) of Delhi Police questioned activist Gautam Navlakha in Mumbai for over three hours on Saturday in connection with their investigation into the UAPA case against web portal NewsClick.
Also an accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad Maoist link case, Navlakha has been under house arrest in Mumbai. On December 11, a court had granted Delhi Police permission to interrogate Navlakha, who is named as an accused in the FIR against NewsClick and its editor/founders.
Navlakha, sources said, was evasive on many of the questions. The SIT had prepared over 60 questions pertaining to alleged funding from China and suspected links with many entities including Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was arrested by the FBI in the US.
Navlakha was asked about the nature of his association with the portal and its arrested editor Prabir Purkayastha. The questioning began around 1pm. A team led by an ACP-rank officer from Delhi police’s special cell flew to Mumbai this morning.
The UAPA FIR against NewsClick names Shanghai-based businessman Neville Roy Singham and Navlakha as accused along with Purkayastha. Terming Singham – of Sri Lankan-Cuban descent – an active member of the propaganda department of Communist Party of China, Delhi Police claim he infused crores to disrupt India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity with plans to foment disaffection.


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