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Indian Police Arrest Two Journalists, Detain Dozens of Others With Alleged Ties to China

New Delhi police detained Urmilesh (one name only), a well-known journalist with ties to the website NewsClick that has been critical of the government and allegedly received money from a pro-CPC group in China.

Indian security forces fanned out across New Delhi early Tuesday morning to conduct coordinated raids of the homes and offices of journalists affiliated with the left-leaning news outlet NewsClick on suspicion they accepted money from pro-Communist Party groups in China.

46 people were taken into custody for questioning while NewsClick’s founder and editor-in-chief, Prabir Purkayastha, and its human resources director, Amit Chakravarty, were both formally arrested.

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