Judicial remand of journalist Asif Sultan extended till October 1

Srinagar: Srinagar district court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Journalist Asif sultan extended till October 1. 

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

He was on Saturday produced in the court where the bench sent him to judicial custody till October 1.

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.

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