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The Supreme Court has granted protection to the editor of Zee News without arrest

Rajneesh Ahuja. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the arrest of Zee News editor Rajnish Ahuja in connection with a program on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

FIRs have been registered in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh in this regard. A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and JP Parthiwala, which issued notices to the Central Government besides these two state governments, ordered that no FIRs already registered against him (Ahuja) or any coercive action be taken in future.

The Indian Express reported that his lawyer said that the channel realized there was a mistake and deleted the video.

Earlier on July 8, the court granted immunity from prosecution to journalist Rohit Ranjan, who anchored the case-related program ‘DNA’ on July 1, 2022.

He told the court that the channel got the video from another news agency and it was produced by a trainee producer. When the channel learned of the factual errors, the show was withdrawn and an apology was issued in person.

Let us inform you that Rohit Ranjan is facing an FIR in some states for playing a wrong video clip of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

On 1 July, Zee News carried a report on its prime time show ‘DNA’ in which Congress president Rahul Gandhi called the accused in the Udaipur massacre ‘infantile’. Wayanad, Kerala. In the environment of SFI workers who ransacked the office.

The show was hosted by Rohit Ranjan. After its airing controversy, he even apologized on his channel Zee News. He had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking immunity from prosecution for the alleged offense and immunity from arrest.

On July 2, Ranjan said in his program, ‘Yesterday (July 1) on our DNA programme, Rahul Gandhi’s statement in connection with the Udaipur incident was in a wrong context, it was a human error, for which our team apologizes. Apologize for this.

On July 5, the Chhattisgarh Police had a dispute with the Uttar Pradesh Police over the detention of Rohit Ranjan at his Ghaziabad home. A situation of hand-to-hand and hand-to-hand fighting ensued. In the midst of this high-voltage drama, the UP Police finally saved Ranjan from being arrested by the Chhattisgarh Police.

Ranjan had tweeted on July 5 that a team of Chhattisgarh Police officials had come to his house to arrest him without informing the local authorities (UP Police). On the same day, he was taken in for questioning by the Noida police after two of his associates were booked by Zee Media Corporation in connection with the alleged morphing video.

According to a report, an FIR was registered by the UP Police against Rohit Ranjan at 8:33 AM on July 5, minutes before his arrest, thus preventing the Chhattisgarh Police from arresting him. A scuffle broke out between the police on both sides. States in this regard.


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