NEW DELHI: NDTV senior journalist Ravish Kumar on Monday dares BJP-led Modi government after Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against NDTV founder Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika Roy.
The channel’s popular journalists took to Facebook to challenge the Modi government to come face to face in front of a LIVE camera if it wished to finish off the NDTV.
In a powerful Facebook post, Kumar wrote, “So you intimidate and threaten us and put everyone including the Income Tax department against us. See we are trembling in fear. Now employ your stooges on social media to defame us. But amidst the fashion of media playing in your lap, there’s one media house that refuses to do so. Your success will be when every sings ‘thousands of Indian media houses play in your lap.’ NDTV hasn’t come into existence so easily, even you know that. If you are so happy to see our end, then let’s came face to case someday on chairs. We and you will be there and there will be live camera.”
तो आप डराइये, धमकाइये, आयकर विभाग से लेकर सबको लगा दीजिये। ये लीजिये हम डर से थर थर काँप रहे हैं। सोशल मीडिया और चंपुओं …
The probe agency has registered a case against Roy, his wife Radhika and RRPR Holdings for allegedly causing losses of Rs 48 crore to ICICI Bank, CBI sources said.
Post the raid, NDTV has come out in defence of Roy and issued a statement.
“This morning, the CBI stepped up the concerted harassment of NDTV and its promoters based on the same old endless false accusations.
NDTV and its promoters will fight tirelessly against this witch-hunt by multiple agencies. We will not succumb to these attempts to blatantly undermine democracy and free speech in India.
We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces,” NDTV said in a statement.