India’s SIU files chargecheet against IIOJK journalist


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the New Delhi- controlled State Investigation Agency (SIA) has filed a chargesheet in a fake case against illegally detained Kashmiri journalist Peerzada Fahad Shah.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the SIA has claimed in its own made fake chargesheet that the detained Kashmiri journalist and editor of the online magazine ‘Kashmir Walla’ Peerzada Fahad Shah received an amount of Rs 9.5 million from open donations and subscriptions out of which over Rs 4 million came to him from foreign countries which they dubbing it as violation of the law.

The chargesheet filed in a dreaded Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA)’s designated court in Jammu in October 2022 claims that the money was received by the editor through three bank accounts of the online publications.

On 16 March, 2023, the designated court for SIA and NIA cases in Jammu framed charges against the detained journalist Fahad Shah and research scholar Abdul Aala Fazili, the author of a ‘disputed’ article in the online publication. The counsels of the prisoners said the charges are without substance and decided to challenge the same in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

Booked for an article titled ‘The shackles of slavery will break’, as published in ‘Kashmir Walla’ on 6 November 2011, Fahad Shah and scholar Fazili were initially charged on fake cases and were arrested in February and April 2022 and booked under different provisions of the black law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code.—INP