Scroll.in journalist Zafar Aafaq was interrogated by the Madhya Pradesh Police at Delhi’s Lahori Gate Police Station after reporting on MP Police inaction against Hindutva vigilantes in the state.
DCP (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi has confirmed the questioning of Aafaq in a conversation with Newslaundry website.
Kalsi said: “The Madhya Pradesh Police team is interrogating the journalist at the Lahori police station.”
However, it is not yet clear in which case the cops were questioning Aafaq.
Aafaq was released after three hours of questioning, according to journalist Shahid Tantray.
Aafaq’s recent story in Scroll.in titled as “In Indore, ‘love jihad’ vigilantes from Bajrang Dal have a free run” said that the Madhya Pradesh Police have responded to Hindutva groups’ attack against several inter-faith couples, by taking Muslim men into preventive custody.
Aafaq’ works also appeared on several international news media outlets including Al Jazeera.
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