CBI searches Prannoy Roy’s home: Arvind Kejriwal condemns raid

Arvind Kejriwal attacked government saying it was an attempt to "silence independent and anti-establishment voices".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 5, 2017 3:25 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday condemned the CBI searches at the residence of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy and three other locations, saying it was an attempt to “silence independent and anti-establishment voices”. The Central Bureau of Investigation today searched the residence of Roy and three other locations for allegedly causing losses to a private bank, a move termed by NDTV as a “witch-hunt” based on “same old” false accusations.

 

“We strongly condemn raids on Dr Roy and NDTV group. It’s an attempt to silence independent and anti-establishment voices,” Kejriwal tweeted. “This morning, the CBI stepped up the concerted harassment of NDTV and its promoters based on the same old endless false accusations,” NDTV said in a statement. It said NDTV and its promoters would fight tirelessly against this witch-hunt by multiple agencies.

“We will not succumb to these attempts to blatantly undermine democracy and free speech in India. We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces,” it said.

 

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    Kapil Bajaj
    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:33 am
    Prannoy Roy is ‘independent media’ and Kejriwal is ‘Swaraj’! Read my blog-post to understand the 'sweet relationship' shared by NDTV and Arvind Kejriwal. : kbforyou. /2017/06/prannoy-roy-is-independent-media-and
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      Konanki
      Jun 6, 2017 at 8:48 am
      In other news,India defeated stan in the Champions Trophy match at Birmingham.Here are various reactions to this win: stan Government denies that it ever sent a cricket team to Birmingham. It says the evidence provided by India is doctored. It challenges India to produce "unequivocal evidence" and not merely claim it won the match yesterday. NDTV has supported stan's claim. Manishankar Aiyer claimed in fact stan won the match. Arundhati Roy has claimed that whilst Prima Facie there is no evidence that India defeated stan, if it did so, it was a gross violation of the rights of innocent stanis. She plans to go to International Human Rights Commission for getting this investigated. Shashi Tharror has said it is an "exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations&outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalist". When the journalist tried to search for the meaning of Tharror's words, the computer crashed .
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        Kapil
        Jun 6, 2017 at 7:59 am
        God Bless Prannoy Roy and NDTV. Arvind Kejrival will Prevail and wipe out RSS and BJP. Revolution the only solution. No to Safron Terror destroying the country.
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          Venugopala Rao Chichula
          Jun 6, 2017 at 7:53 am
          Is cbi meant for only common citizens and ordinary people. If it raids on promoters of press it is an act of suppression of press , it raids on politicians, it is an act of political revenge. Is it justified only if the raids on common citizens of this nation. Are these politicians and press men are thrice born or fallen from heaven. If they're innocent let them prove. Pl let the government organisations function their duties, including DEFENCE FORCES, . If u find fault in their functioning, you can point out to let the laws take their own course. Who are you to comment in this way . My comment applies to others who question the propriety of the government agencies including DEFENCE FORCES.
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            Anthony
            Jun 6, 2017 at 7:28 am
            CBI has become tool for BJP. Why only opposition and Free Press and Media Targeted. Are all BJP politicians and Gau rakhsak lynching innocents are saints.
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              B M
              Jun 6, 2017 at 1:05 am
              Why CBI raids only on opposition and anti establishment . Is there no one from BJP who is corrupt . Think of urrapa of karnatka. This country and it's people have defeated emergency and will defeat this government also. These are beginning of the end of this govt
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                Keyran
                Jun 6, 2017 at 12:20 am
                Mr.Kejri ur chapter is all done . Now shut ur gaps and be ready to face the defeat you moron. Stop ur illogical comments , you betrayer.
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                  Bharat
                  Jun 5, 2017 at 9:59 pm
                  Arvind Bhai, is fee bad he needs his house also searched :)
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