Court extends judicial custody of journalist Asif Sultan till Oct 1

Court extends judicial custody of journalist Asif Sultan till Oct 1
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Srinagar: Srinagar district court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Journalist Asif sultan till October 1. 

Sultan was on September 8 sent to judicial remand till 22 September.

Sultan, an Assistant Editor at a local magazine Kashmir Narrator, was picked up by police from his home in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on late evening of August 27.

Following concerns raised by journalist unions, Sultan was presented to court on September 1 but remained in police custody for another week over his alleged involvement in militancy-related incidents.

Police had also seized his laptop, cell phones and other documents.

Sultan’s family and the magazine strongly refute the allegations and claim they have been falsified by police.

Indian Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Reporters Without Borders have condemned Sultan’s detention and asked the government to release him.