Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf released on bail



Kamran Yousuf, a Kashmir photojournalist who was arrested on stone-pelting charges last year, has been released from Delhi jail on Wednesday morning, reports claimed.

Earlier, on Monday the court granted bail to Kashmir photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was in jail for the last six months, allegedly for stone pelting and indulging in “subversive activities”. Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sherawat granted him bail on two sureties of Rs 50,000 each, reports claimed.

Yousuf was in custody since September 5 after the NIA alleged that he was in “regular touch with anti-national elements” and that his work as a photojournalist was a front to “cover up his actual subversive activities”. The bail came after more than 18 hearings.

NIA’s main argument was that Yousuf was found in spots where stone-pelting happened. The defence had argued he was present at the spots as he was a “bonafide journalist” and was doing his job.

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