The CEO of Mojo TV news channel, P Revathi, has been arrested after a Dalit activist filed an SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act case against her.
Police officials in Hyderabad went to her residence on Friday and asked her to accompany them to the Banjara Hills Police Station. After taking her statement, she was taken into custody and produced before a magistrate who sent her to judicial remand.
In his complaint, H Varaprasad, who appeared in a discussion on the TV channel moderated by Revathi and hosted by anchor K Raghu on January 23, alleged that the two referred to him by his caste during a heated debate.
On Friday, when police arrived at Revathi’s house, she alerted the media and said that the police was at her doorstep without a notice or warrant. Her husband, filmmaker D Chaitanya, said that although she had responded to the two notices sent by police to give a statement in the case, police disregarded it and were now taking action under pressure.
Banjara Hills Assistant Commissioner of Police Srinivas Rao said that Revathi did not respond to the two notices, and instead went on a hunger strike in protest. “We have been patient with her. The case was filed in January but she did not respond…”