SC stays appearance of tv Today scribes in UP Assembly
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 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 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