Never touched black money, says Prannoy Roy

Press Club condemns 'attempt to intimidate media' over NDTV row

Press Club condemns 'attempt to intimidate media' over NDTV row

Senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai said that in the present atmosphere, silence was not an option. "Tujh se pahle jo yahan takht nasheen tha, usko bhi tere jaise khud ke khuda hone kaa yaqeen tha [The one who was occupying the throne here before you too had the false notion of being a god just like you]", said Shourie.

Roy also said the petitioner in the case, Sanjay Dutt, was being used as a tool and being exploited.

Later, former BJP leader and journalist Arun Shourie sardonically thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for getting "so many friends together" in protest against the CBI raids.

" It is clearly the independence and fearlessness of NDTV's team that the ruling party's politicians can not stomach and the CBI raid is merely another attempt at silencing the media", the statement said. "They (government) are telling you (media) that they will fix you if you don't fall in line", he added.

NYT recalls, ever since Modi took office in 2014, "journalists have faced increasing pressures", adding, "They risk their careers - or lives - to report news that is critical of the government or delves into matters that powerful politicians and business interests do not want exposed". "We would just love that", he said. If the answer was "yes" or supportive of the bill, the reporters would walk out.

The CBI has registered a case against the Roys, a private company and others for causing an alleged loss of Rs. 48 crore to ICICI bank. "Do not call them to your functions".

NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy on Friday said the CBI's allegations of bank fraud were a "ridiculous, concocted set of facts" and that the move was a "signal to the entire free press of India".

US intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge
Victor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a single count, but the government said it would likely add to the indictment. Even if you take all the government allegations as true, it's clear she is neither a threat to public safety nor a flight risk.

Shourie also urged journalists to redouble work that annoys the government. News outlets that run afoul of the government can lose access to officials. "You should excavate that".

Nariman said, "The FIR filed by the CBI is definitely an unjustified attack on press and media freedom...."

Fali Nariman, senior Supreme court advocate, touched on the details of the raid, saying the case was lodged by the CBI "only and solely" on the basis of information provided by one man.

Eminent journalist Prannoy Roy on Friday reacted to the recent raid carried out by the CBI at his residence and said he will fight against all "false charges" openly and transparently.

Nayar said that the current circumstances and the way media organisations were being attacked reminded him of the "Emergency".

Veteran journalist Kuldeep Nayyar the urged journalists to rise to the occasion in this battle for independent media as "We can not and should not allow anybody to muzzle the voice of media".

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