Journalist Mohammed Zubair Of AltNews Arrested In Delhi

News Daily Digital Desk: AltNews journalist Mohamed Zubair was arrested on charges of insulting religious sentiments. Delhi Police arrested him on Monday. According to sources, the journalist was taken to an unknown place after his arrest.

There are multiple allegations against the fact-checking website ‘AltNews’ for providing misleading news. Journalist Mohamed Zubair is also accused of hurting religious sentiments and fomenting animosity between the two communities. Zubair was called to the Special Cell police station on the same day to investigate a case, Delhi Police said. He was arrested there as there was enough evidence. He is being interrogated and Zubair will be produced in court according to certain rules.

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Meanwhile, controversy has erupted over the arrest of journalist Mohamed Zubair. Pratik Sinha, co-founder of AltNews, claimed that Zubair was summoned to Delhi to investigate another case. But he has been arrested in a completely different case. Pratik Sinha complained on Twitter, “The police did not give any advance notice as per the law. Not only that, we were not given a copy of the FIR. ” Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has spoken out against the arrest. Taner comments that Zubair’s arrest is a ‘blow to the truth’.

Note that AltNews debuted in 2016 as a non-profit organization. The company is also praised for bringing forward ‘fact checking’ or accurate information. But right-wingers allege that the organization is spreading anti-Hindu propaganda for money.

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