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When Cops Raided Journalist's Home

By REDIFF NEWS
November 01, 2022 13:50 IST
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The Wire Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Siddharth Varadarajan's home in New Delhi was raided by a Delhi police team on Monday, October 31, 2022.

The raid was conducted in connection with an FIR lodged against The Wire Web site, alleging defamation, by Amit Malviya, who heads the Bharatiya Janata Party's social media operations.

Raids were also conducted on The Wire Senior Editors M K Venu, Sudharth Bhatia and Jahnavi Sen. The editors' phones, iPads and laptops were taken away by the Delhi police, for 'cloning'.

Varadarajan is a former editor of The Hindu, the first journalist outside the Kasturi family, which owns the Hindu group of publications, to have edited the newspaper.

 

IMAGE: Siddharth Varadarajan at his residence. All photographs: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo

 

 

IMAGE: Professor Nandini Sundar, the well-respected sociologist and Siddharth Varadarajan's wife, at their residence during the raid.

 

Photographs curated by Anant Salvi/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

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