The arrest of Zee Editors – A clarion get in touch with
Law is taking its own course – There was a criminal extortion and intimidation case registered against Zee News Limited (Zee Organization & Zee News Channel) for which there would be the legal procedure taking its logical steps. Becoming a element of the media space (in reality its black sheep) does not and can not offer a cover – Law of the land is exact same for everybody and the editors of Zee Channels take pleasure in no extra privileges. The shield of the omnibus term ‘media’ ought to not be made available to these who have in truth been responsible for bringing this reverent term to discredit.
Zee News’s comment that the arrest of its editors is a Black Day for the media is unfortunate. The arrest of the two journalists being termed Black Day is rather demeaning the credibility of media. Rather, Black day was the day when these editors attempted to extort 100 crore rupees from Jindal group under the garb of media.
Not too long ago, when two staff of India Tv were arrested by the police on charges of extortion, India Television management expelled them from the channel. But why did Zee News not take actions against its two editors even following they had been arrested by the police. This clearly shows that there was a nexus amongst these two editors and Zee News’s management.
When somebody is arrested for murder, his weapon is seized. So when CFSL has confirmed that our CD developed as proof of Zee News’s extortion attempt is genuine, then why should not the license of the channel be dismissed?
The two editors of Zee News have repeatedly said in the sting CD that they are performing it for their business. So, has the crime branch of Delhi Police sent notices to the owners of Zee News – Subhash Chandra and Puneet Goenka?
Zee News has stated that the arrest of its two editors is not the correct factor in spite of the fact that there is sturdy evidence and CFSL report against them. So, is it that these two editors of Zee group are above the law of the country?
Earlier, Zee News questioned the genuinity of Jindal group’s sting against its editors. And now that CFSL’s report has confirmed that the CD developed by Jindal group is genuine, Zee News is saying why were its editors arrested on the basis of CFSL report. By doing this Zee News is questioning the investigating agencies of our country.
Have the owners of Zee News got notices from Delhi police? If yes, then why are they trying to duck investigations? – This raises a lot of doubts!
Media is the fourth pillar of democracy. But right now this incident has place a query mark on the media. So, is it not the duty of the media to portray the truth and play a function in the investigations against such people who are defaming media and bringing it a negative name.
Broadcast licenses are given to news channels to air the truth and inform and not to blackmail folks and extort money. That is why along with the editors of Zee News, the nexus of its management in the extortion case ought to also be investigated and action need to be taken against them.
Earlier Zee News had been heaping fictitious, false and baseless charges against Jindal Group and now following the arrest of its two editors, it has began painting Delhi Police and investigating agencies as suspects. The channel has decided to turn into each jury and judge in a case against itself and its important functionaries. This is a classic case of culprits daring the cops.
An editor like Sudhir Chaudhary who had abused media in circumstances like Uma Khurana and was instrumental in placing Live India Channel into the dock that led to a ban against it now took to arm-twisting, extortion and funds-creating in absolute disregard to the high position of The Editor of ‘Zee News’.
The arrest of the two editors proves that the news that Zee News was displaying against Jindal Group had no truth in it and was merely meant to wrest Rs one hundred crores by holding the group to ransom by way of its motivated news programmes that had been meant to malign and sully the name and image of the group.
Media is mentioned to be mirror of the society whose sole aim is to bring out and show truth and absolutely nothing with no truth. Yet the owners and proprietors of the Zee News have opted to target Government and investigating agencies instead of cooperating with the law enforcement agencies. This clearly proves that the whole management of Zee News is hand in glove in this sordid episode of funds-producing by means of extortion and threat where an otherwise prime channel was turned into a virtual weapon.
Zee News has been crying hoarse in the name of coal scam even as this whole matter is before the Hon’able Supreme Court. This is how Zee News has put a question mark on the law of the land. Is not this a serious matter?