Mehbooba Mufti seeks Rajnath Singh's intervention in photojournalist Kamran Yousuf's case

Mehbooba Mufti today requested Union Home minister Rajnath Singh to look into the case of Kamran Yousuf -- a Kashmiri photojournalist -- who is in the NIA custody.

Published: 11th March 2018 11:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2018 11:58 PM   |  A+A-

Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti (File | PTI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into the case of Kamran Yousuf -- a Kashmiri photojournalist -- who is in the NIA custody.

"Spoke to Home Minister @rajnathsingh ji to look into Kamran Yousuf's case.

I've requested him to intervene so that the life of a young budding journalist does not get ruined," Mehbooba said on Twitter.

Yousuf, a freelance photojournalist, was arrested by the NIA on September 5 last year for his alleged involvement in "stone-pelting incidents".

The NIA has alleged he was acting as a conduit for those involved in terror funding.

Kashmir editors guild and journalists in the valley have also sought his release, saying his arrest violated the freedom of the press.

 

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