Srinagar: Taking suo motu cognisance of the arrest of freelance photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, the Press Council of India (PCI) on Thursday issued a notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), J&K Police, and other state officials.
The letter addressed to DG NIA, J&K government Chief Secretary and others said that the matter is prima facie concerned with the freedom of press in the country.
“Reply statement to this notice may please be filed within two weeks from the date of receipt of this letter to enable the further processing of the matter,” the letter said.
Kamran Yousuf of Pulwama was arrested on September 5 and flown to Delhi. He contributed to several media organisations in Kashmir from south Kashmir region.
The PCI letter said that Kamran was arrested by J&K Police before he was handed over to NIA.