LONDON: Columnist Hasan Suroor, a British journalist of Indian origin, has been arrested following a video sting operation by anti-paedophile group Unknown TV.
A spokesman for British Transport Police told Huffington Post Indiathat Suroor travelled from Sloane Avenue, Kensington and Chelsea to meet the minor, after grooming the child online for sex on November 9.
While Suroor did not have sex with the minor, the anti-paedophile group has alleged that they have proof that the prominent Indian journalist was planning to have sex with the child.
Suroor, is a well-known columnist and commentator, who has written for The Hindu, The Guardian, andThe Indian Express among other publications.
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