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Court grants interim protection from arrest to activist Sushil Pandit

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has granted interim protection from arrest to activist-journalist Sushil Pandit, who has been booked for allegedly tweeting fake news related to the “death” of five CRPF personnel in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore area in May last year.
The court noted that he has already approached the Jammu and Kashmir High Court for quashing of the FIR and for interim protection and said the relief was being granted to Pandit till his plea is taken up for consideration by the court there.
“It is clarified that protection to the petitioner shall continue till the time the application of the petitioner is taken up for consideration by the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and would be subject to further orders passed by the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said.
An FIR was filed against him in May last year at Pampore police station following his tweet, which was alleged to be in contravention of Section 505 (Statement conducting to public mischief) of the Ranbir Penal Code. (PTI)
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Srinagar: Police on Saturday presented a charge sheet for blast case at Manasbal Park Ganderbal in which 12 civilians had sustained injuries.
Police said that a case FIR No 20/2018 registered at P/S Safapora charge sheet was filed before Session Court Ganderbal after obtaining requisite government sanction and completing all other departmental formalities.
“Charge sheet was presented against five accused Irfan Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Mohammad Khan, Mohammad Younis Khan son of Late Mohammad Ayoub Khan, Bilal Ahmad Hastiwala son of Abdul Rashid Hastiwala, Mohammad Imran Sofi son of Abdul Rashid residents of Koundbal Safapora and Bilal Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Rasool Mir resident of Cheshmai Manasbal, ” they said.

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