इंडिया टीवी की ब्लैकमेलिंग कथा को दी हिंदू के अलावा इंडियन एक्सप्रेस और बिजनेस स्टैंडर्ड ने भी प्रकाशित किया है. इंडियन एक्सप्रेस ने तो अपने रिपोर्टर के हवाले से खबर छापी है. बिजनेस स्टैंडर्ड में प्रेस ट्रस्ट आफ इंडिया की तरफ से जारी खबर प्रकाशित है. पीटीआई के हवाले से बीएस में प्रकाशि खबर में इंडिया टीवी का पक्ष नहीं है जबकि इंडियन एक्सप्रेस की खबर में पक्ष है. इसमें इंडिया टीवी का वही घिसा पिटा राग है कि पकड़े गए लोग उसके संपादकीय विभाग से नहीं हैं. दोनों अखबारों की खबरों हम यहां दे रहे हैं…
TV channel engineers, freelance reporter held for blackmail
Express news service, New Delhi
he three had allegedly filmed a Unani doctor giving allopathic medicines to a patient. They demanded Rs 5 lakh from him, police said Police arrested two computer engineers of India TV news channel and a freelance reporter on Friday night for allegedly trying to extort money from a Unani doctor.
The three had allegedly filmed the doctor giving allopathic medicines to a patient. This happened a day after a city court directed police to record the statement of a south Delhi auto garage owner who had accused the head of an NGO and a reporter each from India TV and ABP News for allegedly attempting to extort Rs 20 lakh by threatening to air an alleged sex tape on the channels.
Police on Saturday said Sachin Mishra (35), IT manager with India TV, Saurabh Tripathi (22), a system administrator with the same channel, and freelance reporter Himanshu Tripathi (30) were arrested following the doctor’s complaint.
India TV said Mishra and Saurabh Tripathi were not from the channel’s editorial team, and Himanshu Tripathi was not associated with the channel.
“The main accused claiming to be the reporter in this case is not an employee of India TV, nor is he in any way connected with us. The other two named in the FIR are not journalists and are not related to the editorial department. They work in our computer section. We have suspended them with immediate effect. We have instituted an internal inquiry. There is certainly no place in the organisation for such people,” Puneet Tandon, general manager (administration and human resource) of India TV, said.
Police said Unani doctor Mahesh Kumar Gumbadh visited Mandawli police station on November 9 and complained that he was being blackmailed by mediapersons who claimed to have made a video of him giving allopathic medicines to a patient.
“They demanded Rs 5 lakh. On November 9, a trap was set and the mediapersons were called to a hospital in Mayur Vihar. They were told that they would be paid Rs 1.5 lakh for a pen drive containing the clip. Our team caught Saurabh Tripathi when he reached there to collect the money. He helped us locate the other two,” DCP (East) Prabhakar said in a statement.
3 mediapersons held on the charge of extortion
Press Trust of India / New Delhi : November 10
Three media persons were arrested here for allegedly trying to extort Rs five lakh from a Unani doctor after capturing him on camera prescribing allopathy medicine, police said today.
The arrested have been identified as Himanshu Tiwari (29), Sachin Mishra (33) and Saurabh Tripathi (21).
While Tiwari is a freelance journalist who had earlier worked with AtoZ channel, Mishra is Manager, Information Technology, in INDIA TV. Tripathi is a System Administrator in INDIA TV.
"The doctor was threatened and extorted by th emedia persons who made a video film of his clinic in which the doctor was shown attending to a patient and prescribing allopathic medicine and demanded Rs. 5 lakh from him.
"Yesterday, they were called at Jeevan Anmol Hospital in Mayur Vihar Phase-I to take delivery of Rs. 1.5 lakh in return for a pen drive of the video made by them," police said.
Tripathi was arrested when he allegedly came to collect money while the others were arrested later.
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