New Delhi, December 15 (KMS): A special court of the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) heard the bail plea of Kashmiri photojournalist, Kamran Yousuf, in New Delhi.

The 20-year-old Kamran had pleaded for bail before the court of Poonam A Bamba in a false case registered against him.

The defence counsel of Kamran argued for more than 90 minutes, impressing upon the judge that there was nothing against Kamran, so he must be released.

“The defence counsel submitted clippings of hundreds of newspapers, documents, letters and IDs provided by the Election Authority of India to emphasise that Kamran was a bonafide journalist and had nothing to do with stone-pelting.”

The court was told that Kamran only covered protests and stone-pelting incidents as a professional journalist does. The court was told that Kamran also covered functions hosted by the Indian Army and those held by the puppet authorities.

Kamran, a Pulwama-based photojournalist, was arrested by the Indian police on September 5, this year. He was later handed over to the NIA, which alleged that Kamran was involved in stone-pelting.

After the arguments by Kamran’s counsel were over, the court asked the NIA counsel to present his arguments on January 3, 2018.


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