New Delhi: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has defended the recent raids conducted at locations linked to the online portal NewsClick in Delhi, asserting that probe agencies are independent and operate within the boundaries of the law.
The Delhi Police’s Special Cell initiated raids at 30 locations, including NewsClick’s premises and the residences of its journalists, sparking controversy within the journalistic community.
Thakur reaffirmed the autonomy of probe agencies, underscoring their adherence to legal procedures. Meanwhile, Delhi Police sources reported that the ongoing raids stem from a case registered on August 17, involving charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
During the operations, officials recovered data from laptops and mobile phones belonging to some NewsClick journalists. The situation remains under scrutiny as the raids continue.