Court extends judicial custody of journalist Asif Sultan till October 1

On 8th September, Sultan was sent to judicial remand till 22 September.

A local court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of journalist Asif sultan till Ist October.  

On 8th September, Sultan was sent to judicial remand till 22 September.

Sultan, an assistant editor at a local magazine ‘Kashmir Narrator’, was, according to his family, picked up by police from his home in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on late evening of 27 September. He was presented in court on Ist September but remained in police custody for another week. Police had also seized his laptop, cell phones and other documents.  Indian Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Reporters Without Borders have condemned Sultan’s detention and asked the government to release him.