French journalist arrested while shooting documentary on pellet victims

The act, police said, envisages seizure of passport or travel documents from any person against whom a reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed any offense punishable under section 12.

SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 10 2017 11:42PM | Updated Date: Dec 10 2017 11:42PM
French journalist arrested while shooting documentary on pellet victims

Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested a French journalist while shooting documentary on pellet victims, and booked him under Passport Act.

The former TV Channel TF 1 French journalist, Paul Comiti , police officials said, was arrested from Pratap Park Srinagar on Saturday while he was preparing a documentary on the pellet victims.

Police said they have registered FIR vide number 87/2017 under section 14 (B) Passport Act and Comiti is presently lodged in Police Station Kothibagh.

The act, police said, envisages seizure of passport or travel documents from any person against whom a reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed any offense punishable under section 12.

Comiti has received an award in 2009 in Bayeux. He was awarded for reporting on French soldiers being ambushed in Afghanistan.

Police officials said that Comiti has arrived in Kashmir on a business visa around 10 days ago.

One of the police officials said that he has met some separatist leaders and the pellet victims during his stay in Kashmir.