CBI raids on Prannoy Roy’s house: Mamata Banerjee expresses shock over searches, terms it ‘disturbing’

Mamata Banerjee described Prannoy Roy as "highly respected and reputed" journalist. She also said this is a disturbing trend.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: June 5, 2017 4:18 pm
NDTV raid, CBI Raid, Prannoy Roy raid, Mamata Banerjee, Indian express news, India The CBI has registered a case against Roy, his wife Radhika and RRPR Holdings for allegedly causing losses of Rs 48 crore to ICICI Bank.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed shock over the CBI searches at NDTV founder Prannoy Roy’s New Delhi residence and three other locations for allegedly causing losses to a private bank.

Banerjee described Roy as “highly respected and reputed” and said the trend of conducting such search operations was “disturbing”. “Shocked at the raids on Dr @PrannoyRoyNDTV’s house. He is highly respected and reputed. Disturbing trend,” Banerjee tweeted.

The CBI has registered a case against Roy, his wife Radhika and RRPR Holdings for allegedly causing losses of Rs 48 crore to ICICI Bank, agency sources said. They said the agency was conducting searches at four places in the national capital and Dehradun

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    Thomas Chacko
    Jun 7, 2017 at 11:00 am
    The Government allows defaulters to the tune of thousands of crores escape the law and lead lavish life styles abroad, and even endorse the right of some of them to travel abroad at will, but go for the jugular of a media house that, according to the CBI has defaulted on repayment of Rs 48 croes. Even to ume that the CBI is right is not easy because the justification was changed from bank fraud to unlawful gains within a day. If there is a bank default, the banks should initiate recovery procedures in accordance with law, not get the premier agency to search the deafulter's premises. The way this search operation has been carried out is proof enough of the fact that the government acted out of vendetta.
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      SUKUMAR BHATTACHARYA
      Jun 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm
      Generally only loan defaulting does not attract CBI raids. But what if there is a fraud/forgery/money laundering angle ? These media men can do anything for money and TRP. Specially NDTV is famous for anti India stand in every matter. It will be no astonishing fact if they had resorted to s companies to launder money when petty businessmen also resort to money laundering in our beloved country. They know that they will get Rahul, Kejri, Azam Khan, Mayabati, Mulayam, Mamata and JNU students to shout for them. They also know very well that our judiciary is excruciatingly slow.
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        Harish
        Jun 6, 2017 at 7:38 am
        Opposition must begin and start Nation Wide Protest to bring down this undemocratic Regime abusing power and misusing CBI to promote its agenda. This brutal regime whose followers have taken law in their hands Lynching, kil raping innocent. Never was so much intolerance in the country and Media was threatened so badly to suppress Press Freedom.
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          Sameer Das
          Jun 5, 2017 at 10:55 pm
          Emergency, in some what different way.
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            Balasubramanya
            Jun 5, 2017 at 9:36 pm
            This is not knew, Mamata always felt disturbing for the raids took place even fraudsters like Sharada and Rosewally.
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              Roby Mani
              Jun 5, 2017 at 9:22 pm
              What was the basis for conducting the raids? Was it for Nidh having snubbed Sambith Patra the BJP spokesperson on NDTV or was it on the basis of a complaint filed by ICICI bank? Does CBI conduct raids on all loan defaulters ? Then in that case why are no raids being conducted on Ambanis, Advanis, and other Gujarati business men who have cheated Banks for thousand of crores of rupees. What ever the BJP and its ministers say, this is vendetta politics and nothing else. Such type of action by the ru party by utilising the state machinery to curb dissemination of currect news is dangerous and must be totally opposed by one and all.
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                Harry
                Jun 5, 2017 at 10:01 pm
                The reason is Gujaratis had no Mopla uprising .So they are not afraid of jihadis. So they are not wagging their tails like Karalites or Bengalis scared from Noakhali. So they are going after sold out Bengalis.
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                Harry
                Jun 5, 2017 at 9:21 pm
                Looks like Bengali secu army is in trouble. They will show the same courage that Bengalis Had shown in Noakhali i.e running away. Like Noakhali case then they will be so frightened that they will start doing MUJRA to RSS.
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                  Umesh Suri
                  Jun 5, 2017 at 6:29 pm
                  Why Didi always supports corrupts and pseudo liberals? WB voters need to align with rest of India than supporting a non progressive and minority appeasing gov.
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                    Sameer Das
                    Jun 5, 2017 at 10:51 pm
                    cos, Bengalis are revolutionary. And Didi is proud Bengali.
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