Editors Guild expresses concern over CBI raids at Prannoy Roys home

Entry of police and other agencies into the media offices is a serious matter


Posted By :LawyerIndia Bureau

The Editors Guild of India on Monday expressed deep concern over the raids conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation at the residence of NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy. 
"Entry of police and other agencies into the media offices is a serious matter," The Editors Guild said in a statement.
The Guild also maintains that "no individual or institution is above the law, the Guild condemns any attempt to muzzle the media and calls upon the CBI to follow the due process of law and ensure there is no interference in the free functioning of news operations."
The CBI on Monday carried out searches at the residence of Prannoy Roy after registering an FIR for causing an alleged loss of Rs 48 crore to ICICI Bank in a loan resettlement in 2009 and concealing from the SEBI and stock exchanges the pledging of shares for the loan.
The action of the CBI was termed by the NDTV as a "witch-hunt" and an attempt by the government to silence the media, a charge denied by the CBI spokesman who said the exercise has been undertaken after following due process of law.

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