Sri Lanka Blasts: Delhi-Based Photojournalist Covering The Incident, Arrested For Trespass

Sri Lanka Blasts: Delhi-Based Photojournalist Covering The Incident, Arrested For Trespass

Sri Lanka Blasts: Delhi-Based Photojournalist Covering The Incident, Arrested For Trespass 

New Delhi: The Sri Lankan police arrested an India-based photo journalist, who was in Sri Lanka to cover the aftermath of Easter Sunday bombings.  The journalist was arrested for alleged unauthorised entry into a school.

A journalist who works in Reuters news agency and is based in New Delhi, Siddiqui Ahamad Danish, was arrested when he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a school in Negombo city to speak to its authorities.

The police said that the journalist was arrested on the charges of unauthorised entry and was later remanded by the Negombo magistrate till May 15.

According to local media reports, the journalist had attempted to enter the school to obtain information regarding a student killed in the bombing of St Sebastian's Church when parents who were at the school at the time alerted the police.

The journalist was temporarily in Sri Lanka for the coverage of the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people and wounded nearly 500 others.