CBI raids Prannoy Roy's residences, NDTV terms it 'witch hunt'

05 June 2017, 12:24 PM
CBI raids NDTV co-founder Pronoy Roy's residences, registers case for causing loss to ICICI Bank (ANI Image)
CBI raids NDTV co-founder Pronoy Roy's residences, registers case for causing loss to ICICI Bank (ANI Image)

Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday raided the premises of NDTV co-founder and Executive Co-Chairperson Prannoy Roy in Delhi and Dehradun. 

The CBI confirmed that the raids were in connection with the alleged loss caused to ICIC Bank to the tune of Rs 48 Crore. 

The investigating agency has registered a case against Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy and others in the matter. 

NDTV's reply of CBI raids on Prannoy Roy's residences

#CBI stepped up concerted harassment of NDTV and its promoters based on 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

#Message to those trying to destroy institutions of India and everything it stands for, we'll fight for our country and overcome these forces

In reaction to NDTV's statement, Union Information and Broadcast Minister Venkiah Naidu refused the channel's claim and said that government does not beleive in intereferring, "Law is taking its own course, there is no witch-hunting at all," Naidu said. 

"This govt don't believe in interfering. They (CBI) must have some information, that's why they might have taken steps," the minister added. 

First Published: Monday, June 05, 2017 10:35 AM
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