CBI action at NDTV founders home an attempt to threaten mediatext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Tuesday flayed CBI searches at the residence of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy and said it was an attempt to threaten the media that criticises the functioning of the Centre.
"Searches at the residence and office of NDTV head Prannoy Roy is an attempt to threaten the media that criticises the functioning of Central government headed by Narendra Modi," Vijayan said in a statement here today.
The Centre was using investigation agencies like the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate for political vendetta, Vijayan said.
This type of infringement on the freedom of press reminds of the days of emergency, he said.
Vijayan also wanted all sections of the society to raise their voice against this.
The investigation agency has registered a case against Roy, his wife Radhika and RRPR Holdings for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 48 crore to ICICI Bank.