Congress filed a complaint with the News Broadcasting and Digital Standards Authority (NBDA) against Zee News. And its anchor Rohit Ranjan, for airing misleading clips about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Congress communication department head Pawan Khera flagged the broadcast by the news channel as; illegal, unethical, and malicious in a letter to the Authority chairman. The impugned news broadcast by Zee News had sought to falsely and maliciously suggest; that former INC President Rahul Gandhi demonstrated sympathy for the killers of Kanhaiya Lal (tailor killed in Udaipur). By calling them ‘children’ and saying (they) have acted in an irresponsible way,” Khera said.
It was only Zee and its anchor that chose to give the clip, this distorted and malicious interpretation.
Khera further pointed out that it was only Zee and its anchor that chose to give the clip. This distorted and malicious interpretation. He added that the broadcast was taken down only after numerous complaints by the party. The news channel and the broadcast have clearly and admittedly violated the provisions of (1) the Cable Television Network Regulation Act, 1995; (2) Cable Television Network Rules, 1994; (3) the Code of Ethics & Broadcasting Standards,” he said. Congress has alleged Gandhi’s comments about the vandalism of his office in Wayanad. Which were falsely linked to the Udaipur murder. Rajan, however, subsequently corrected himself on television and apologized for the incident.
Ranjan, who is now out on bail, was arrested by the UP Police on 5 July following a custody scuffle between personnel. From the Adityanath-led state and the Chhattisgarh police. Cases were registered against him in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Wednesday, 6 July, listed his case for hearing on 7 July. The Gautam Buddh Nagar Police media cell said that following the interrogation; Ranjan was arrested on the basis of evidence. But released on bail as the sections against him are bailable offenses.