French journalist arrested in Kashmir, while shooting documentary on pellet victims
11 Dec 2017 7:06 AM GMT
An award winning France based documentary maker arrested in Kashmir
The police has arrested a France based journalist from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, while he was shooting a documentary on pellet gun victims of Kashmir.
A senior police officer said that Jammu and Kashmir Police had arrested the French journalist while he was a shooting documentary and was booked under Passport Act.
The act, police said, results in seizure of passport or travel documents from any person against whom a reasonable suspicion exists of committing any offence punishable under section 12.
The arrested foreign journalist is identified as Paul Comiti, of TV Channel TF 1. He was picked up from the famous Pratap Park in Srinagar on Saturday while he was shooting visuals and interviews of the pellet gun victims.
Police said they have registered FIR vide number 87/2017 under section 14 (B) Passport Act and Comiti is presently lodged in Police Station Kothibagh.
Comiti's profile says that he has received an award in 2009 in Bayeux. He was awarded for reporting on French soldiers ambushed in Afghanistan.
Police officials said that Comiti arrived in Kashmir on a business visa around 10 days ago. Police is also investigating whom he has met during his short stay in Srinagar.