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Kashmiri Journalist Fahad Shah secures bail from special NIA court

Kashmiri Journalist Fahad Shah secures bail from special NIA court

Srinagar: The Kashmiri journalist, Fahad Shah, who was arrested earlier this year under the Public Safety Act over the charge of glorifying terrorism and spreading fake news, got bail from a special court today.

According to Shah's lawyer Umair Ronga, the editor of the online portal, 'The Kashmir Walla' was granted bail by a special court designated under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008.

"Special court designated under NIA today granted bail to the chief editor of @tkwmag @pzfahad in FIR No 70/2020 P/S Safakadal and FIR No 19/2022 P/S Pulwama," Ronga said in a tweet.

He said there was still one case pending in Jammu against the journalist.

"We have also challenged his detention under the Public Safety Act. It will come up for hearing on December 15," Ronga added.

Shah was arrested in February this year for "glorifying terrorism, spreading fake news, and inciting the general public against law and order." Besides Jammu, cases have been registered against him in Pulwama, Shopian, and Srinagar.

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