A journalist was arrested here for alleged criminal conspiracy and extortion, police said on Friday.

Majid Hyderi, resident of Peerbagh area of the city, was arrested after police registered a case against him following orders from a local court here, they said.

“FIR No 88/2023 U/S 120-B, 177,386,500 of IPC registered in Sadder PS on basis of order issued by Hon’ble court of JMIC Srinagar. One Majid Hyderi S/o Jahangir Hyderi R/o Peerbagh arrested for criminal conspiracy, intimidation, extortion, giving false information, defamation etc,” the Srinagar Police said on X.

Hyderi, a journalist who has worked with a number of publications and news portals, is also a regular on TV news channels as a political analyst.

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti slammed the arrest of the journalist.

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