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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against NewsClick for alleged violations of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and carried out searches at two locations in the national capital, CBI sources said on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the Special Cell of Delhi Police filed a case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and conducted raids at the residence of a number of journalists linked to NewsClick.

After that, police arrested two people, Prabir Purkayastha and Amit Chakravarty, in this connection.

A total of 37 male suspects were questioned on premises, and nine female suspects were questioned at their respective places of stay, the Delhi Police said earlier.

Some digital devices and documents were reportedly seized and collected for further examination, earlier police said.

The news portal NewsClick wrote on X and claimed, “The CBI is currently conducting search and seizure operations at the NewsClick office and the residence of our Editor-in-Chief. This is the fifth agency that is investigating us. We are cooperating with the authorities.”

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