Police raid houses of The Wire journalists

New Delhi, Nov 01 (KMS): The police in Indian capital New Delhi raided houses of some senior journalists associated with The Wire on a complaint lodged by Bharatiya Janata Party’s leader.

The Delhi police searched the houses of The Wire founder and prominent journalist Siddharth Varadarajan, the editor of news website, M K Venu and deputy editor Jahnavi Sen after BJP’s IT Cell’s Amit Malviya lodged an FIR against them on allegations of forgery, cheating, defamation and criminal conspiracy.

Malviya used his privileges at Meta to take down 700 social posts of The Wire, one of the prominent website exposing Hindutva ideology of BJP.

Malviya’s complaint was related to a series of articles about social media company Meta. The stories were subsequently retracted by The Wire which claimed that they had been deceived by a member of their investigative team.

The Wire also filed a complaint against researcher, Devesh Kumar, who had worked on the Meta articles, claiming that he “fabricated and supplied documents, emails and other material such as videos with a view to damaging The Wire and its reputation.”


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