Fahad Shah – Gobindh VB

Journalist Fahad Shah was granted bail in two cases by a National Investigation Agency court on Thursday. The news was tweeted by his lawyer Umair Ronga.

Shah, editor of online portal Kashmir Walla, was first arrested in Pulwama on February 4 for sharing “anti-national” content on social media. The content in question was allegedly a Pulwama family’s claims that their son, who had been killed in an encounter, was innocent. The police said Shah’s posts were “tantamount to glorifying the terrorist activities”.

In March, he was booked under the Public Safety Act – his lawyer Ronga alleged at the time that it was because authorities “sensed” he would get bail.

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