Two detained journalists in Anantnag shifted to jail

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Two journalists in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, who have been detained by the Jammu and Kashmir police in the last week for “questioning”, have been shifted to district jail today.

As per the family members, Salman Shah, 30, editor of an online weekly magazine – Kashmir First and 21-year-old Suhail Dar, a freelance journalist, both the residents of Anantnag district, were produced in front of a magistrate on Thursday.

The police had asked for eight days remand of the duo. But the magistrate has given only two days remand, following which both were shifted to Anantnag district jail in the afternoon, sources said.  

On 8 October, at around 4pm, Dar had received a call from the police asking him to report to the Sadder Police station, Anantnag.

Dar is a resident of Batengoo area of Anantnag, who has been working as a freelance journalist with local publications has been detained for over a week.  

Salman Shah, was picked from his home in Sheerpora area of Anantnag district on Tuesday by a team of police forces. 

Earlier on Wednesday, speaking to The Kashmir Walla, Majid Nadeem, head of Sherbagh Police Post in Anantnag, said that Shah was detained for “questioning”. 

“He is being questioned at the moment and as far as I know he will be released in the evening,” he had said. 

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