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SC stays appearance of tv Today scribes in UP Assembly

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Published on 4 March 2016 8:37 AM GMT

SC stays appearance of tv Today scribes in UP Assembly
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Lucknow: In a relief to the scribes of 'tv Today', the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order of state assembly, in which they were summoned in the House for personal appearance in a ‘fake’ sting case.

They were to appear in UP Vidhan Sabha on Friday.

The Apex court has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh government seeking a reply within four weeks.

Who have been summoned?

  • tv Today managing editor Supriya Prasad
  • Output head Manish Kumar
  • SIT head Deepak Sharma
  • Managing Editor of Headlines Today, Rahul Kanwar
  • Editor and Anchor Punya Prasoon Bajpayi
  • Anchor Gaurav Sawant and Padamba Joshi
  • Reporter Harish Sharma

Media runs behind the TRP:

  • Media now runs after TRP and business instead of working ethically, said Chairman of the seven member committee Satish Nigam.
  • They do not realize how it will affect the audience, he said.
  • Earlier, the seven-member committee had found Aaj Tak, a national Hindi news channel, guilty of disturbing communal harmony and carrying out a fake sting operation against Cabinet Minister Mohammad Azam Khan in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots.
  • In its report the committee said that the channel did not provide the tapes of sting operation on repeated demands.
  • The panel has charged the channel with contempt of the House.

The report:

  • The 350-page report was presented by the chairman of the committee S K Nigam.
  • The sting operation was found to be fake by the committee.
  • The sting operation disturbed the communal harmony in UP.

The committee:

  • The seven member committee was headed by Satish K Nigam.
  • The committee also included Mohammad Imran, Sangram Yadav, Brijlal Sonkar, Amarpal Sharma, Sudesh Sharma and Bilanval Khan
  • The committee has recommended lodging of a case against them under sections 153(A), 296(A), 200, 463,464 and 469 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

These are the sections:

  • IPC 463- Using fake electronic records
  • IPC 464- Making fake documents
  • IPC 465- is a section for forgery for purpose of harming reputation
  • IPC 469-One can be sentenced for 3 years under this section, if found guilty
  • CrPC 200 and 202- Presence of defendants at the time of prosecution

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