All you have to know about CBI raid on NDTV

Replying to the raids, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu informed journalists that this was not a situation of witch-hunting and that the law would take its own course.

It is surprising that the CBI performed searches on the NDTV offices and residence of the promoters without even using an initial enquiry. This is an obvious governmental strike on the freedom of the media as resources say under stress the CBI has been forced to file a FIR based on a poor complaint by a disappointed former advisor at NDTV Sanjay Dutt, who has been making wrong accusations and filing cases in courts of law with these wrong accusations. So far, he has not acquired single order from any of these courts.

The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also rubbished the accusations of governmental disturbance and supposed tries to gag the media

The Investigative Agency reserved a case against Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika and their company RRPR Holdings for supposedly playing a role in the losses suffered by a Private Bank. This case relates to the borrowed funds from the lender standard to the track of Rs 48 crore extracted from ICICI Bank.

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NDTV, however, terms the raids performed by CBI as ‘witch-hunt’. The Media House promised to combat those organisations which are undermining democracy and limiting the independence of conversation. They will battle for the nation & get over these causes,’ said by NDTV in an official statement.

The accusations that no disclosure was made to SEBI and other regulating authorities is not only incorrect and false but also does not dress the CBI with any power to register cases and check which further increases the fact that the look for by the CBI is only a witch-hunt against separate media.

NDTV and its promoters have never late on any loan to ICICI or any other bank. We conform to the biggest levels of reliability and independence. It is clearly the opportunity and fearlessness of NDTV’s group that the judgment party’s political figures cannot abdomen and the CBI raid is merely another effort at silencing the media.

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu refused witch-hunt accusations and said that CBI is working individually & law would take its own course.

At a news conference, India’s minister of information and broadcasting said that the company’s regulators were basically undertaking their responsibility and there was no governmental disturbance in their research. If somebody does something wrong, basically because they are part of media, you cannot anticipate that the govt to keep silent.