Newsclick HR head Amit Chakravarty moves Delhi High Court seeking bail in UAPA case

NEW DELHI: NewsClick’s Human Resources department chief Amit Chakravarty on Wednesday urged the Delhi High Court to grant him bail in the case lodged against the news portal under anti-terror law UAPA over allegations that it received money to spread pro-China propaganda.Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma reserved the order on the bail plea by Chakravarty, who turned an approver in the case last month, after the police said it has no objections if the relief is granted to him.Chakravarty’s lawyer said that he has been granted pardon in the case by the trial court and was also cooperating in the probe. “I have been in custody since October 3, 2023, and still the matter is at the stage of investigation. No chargesheet is filed,” the lawyer told the court quoting Chakravarty.Special Judge Hardeep Kaur had last month allowed Chakravarty to turn an approver and pardoned him.

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