NewsClick Row: The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to American millionaire Neville Roy Singham for questioning. News portal Newsclick, accused in a case of funding of Rs 38 crore through Chinese companies for running sponsored news in favor of China, sought quashing of the cases from the High Court. An FIR has been registered under UAPA against Newsclick founder Prabir Purkayastha.
Who owns NewsClick Row?
History and Ownership The organization was founded by Prabir Purkayastha, who also served as its Editor-in-Chief. NewsClick is owned by PPK NewsClick Studio Private Limited. Prabir Purkayastha and Subodh Varma serve as the directors of PPK NewsClick Studio Private Limited.
NewsClick Row. Action is underway against Prabir Purkayastha, founder of the website ‘Newsclick’, who is involved in anti-national activities. Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to American millionaire Neville Roy Singham for questioning in this case.
Neville Roy Singham, an American businessman and former chairman of IT consulting firm ThoughtWorks, has been quite active in politics in the last few days. According to an investigation by The New York Times (NYT), he funded NewsClick to the tune of millions of dollars.
Who is Neville Roy Singham?
Neville Roy Singham is an American businessman and social activist. He is also the founder and former president of ThoughtWorks. This company provides custom software, software tools and consulting services. Singham is accused of funding various institutions. These institutions promote the ideas of China. At the same time, Uighurs call the genocide a lie. He has also been a vocal supporter of the Chinese party.
According to a New York Times report, Singham’s network has funded Delhi-based news website Newsclick. The report said that Newsclick was given funding of Rs 38 crore. It has been claimed that Singham works for the Chinese Communist Party. According to the information, he lives in Shanghai, China.
Newsclick says it has not taken any funds from Neville Roy Singham. All funding received by Newsclick has been done through proper banking channels.
Newsclick founder appeals in High Court to quash the case
Let us tell you that a few days ago, news portal Newsclick, accused in the case of funding of Rs 38 crore through Chinese companies for running sponsored news in favor of China, demanded the High Court to quash the case.
What is NewsClick India?
NewsClick (newsclick.in) is an independent media organization dedicated to covering news from India and elsewhere with a focus on progressive movements. Founded in 2009, NewsClick has, over the years, become one of India’s most consistent chroniclers of diverse people’s movements and struggles.
Case registered against Newsclick founder under UPA
Delhi Police had filed an FIR under UAPA against Newsclick’s HR department head Amit Chakraborty and Newsclick’s founder Prabir Purkayastha and arrested them on October 3.
What happened in NewsClick?
Prabir Purkayastha, editor of the NewsClick website, was arrested under an anti-terrorism law on Tuesday over allegations of receiving foreign money. The homes of 44 other journalists connected to NewsClick were raided.