NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha released on SC order

Supreme Court delivered its verdict on Purkayastha's plea challenging the Delhi HC's 13 October 2023 order dismissing his petition against arrest and subsequent police remand.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 16, 2024 | 9:39 PMUpdatedMay 16, 2024 | 9:39 PM

Prabir Purkayastha

NewsClick founder and editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha was released from the Tihar Jail in Delhi on Wednesday, 15 May, hours after the Supreme Court declared his arrest “invalid”. Purkayastha had been lodged in the jail since 2 November last year, having been arrested under the anti-terror law UAPA for allegedly receiving money to peddle pro-China propaganda.

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