The National Investigation Agency is conducting searches at the Mumbai residence of prisoners' rights activist Abdul Wahid Shaikh, who is known for his advocacy against fabricated cases involving Muslim youth in India.
The Delhi Police Special Cell on Tuesday raided the residence of CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury in connection with the ongoing police crackdown on news website NewsClick.
“Finally last tweet from this phone. Delhi police seizure my phone”: Journalists raided, UAPA case registered against NewsClick
The homes of several journalists associated with NewsClick were searched today in connection with a case under the draconian UAPA case.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that the Enforcement Directorate’s raids on his nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey were an instance of "political vendetta" and part of "larger conspiracy."
While condemning the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids carried out at premises linked to retired IAS officer and activist Harsh Mander, activists and public intellectuals said the raids were a part of a "continuing chain of abuse of state institutions" to silence government critics.