Delhi Police search ‘The Wire’ office, homes of Siddharth Varadarajan and three other editors

The searches were conducted in relation to a complaint filed by BJP leader Amit Malviya, founding editor of the website MK Venu told Scroll.in.

 

(From left to right) The Wire editors Siddharth Varadarajan, MK Venu, Jahnavi Sen and Sidharth Bhatia.

 

The Delhi Police on Monday carried out searches at the office of The Wire and the homes of four of its editors – Siddharth Varadarajan, MK Venu, Sidharth Bhatia and Jahnavi Sen, people familiar with the developments told Scroll.in.

 

The raids took place two days after a first information report was registered against the editors on charges of cheating, forgery, defamation and criminal conspiracy on the basis of a complaint filed by Bharatiya Janata Party social media chief Amit Malviya.

 

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