new Delhi. Facing corruption charges, NDTV founder Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy were stopped from going abroad at Mumbai airport on Friday. At the same time, the media company issued a statement that this action has been taken in a fake and baseless case of corruption. The action has been taken by the CBI on the basis of the ongoing Preventive Lookout Circular (LoC).
Pranoy and Radhika Roy are being investigated by the CBI in the money laundering case. According to the news, both are accused of money laundering. It is being said that both husband and wife were to be taken from Mumbai to Nairobi. She said the two were scheduled to return from a foreign trip on August 16. The company said that today's action and the action of raiding the media owners indicates that either you get prostrated before me or else be ready to face the action.
Complete subversion of media freedom in action against NDTV founders
"In a complete subversion of basic rights, NDTV founders Radhika and Prannoy Roy were today prevented from leaving the country … (1/3)
– NDTV (@ndtv) August 9, 2019
CBI officials in Delhi said that a notice of caution (LoC) was issued against them for caution in June in a case related to alleged fraud involving ICICI Bank. Officials said that both were prevented from leaving the country on the basis of this notice. LOC is issued with the purpose of preventing a person from leaving the country. Agencies can prevent a person from going out on the basis of this, but it cannot be detained.
A statement in this regard has also not been received from the spokesperson of Mumbai Airport. Recently, a decision was taken to retain the Rs 2 crore fine imposed by SEBI on NDTV.
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