News channels Aaj Tak, Zee News, News 24, and India TV will have to publicly apologize and say that they showed the wrong news and created a sensation in the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. This order has given by NBSA.
The Bombay High Court has reprimanded several news channels in the case of the death of film actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Now the National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has also tightened its stand in this matter. To date, NBSA has ordered Zee News, News24, and India TV to publicly apologize to the audience. According to the order, all these channels have violated the principles of journalism while reporting in the Sushant Singh case. Keep in mind that NBSA has already imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Aaj Tak in the Sushant case.
NBSA had said that Aaj Tak’s headline ‘Hit Wicket’ use to give the impression that questions asked to Sushant Singh Rajput, who is no longer in the world. The NBSA considered it objectionable and affected privacy and dignity. NBSA said that Aaj Tak did not check whether the tweets were genuine or fake before showing the tweets in Sushant’s name. These tweets later found to be fake.
In the new order, NBSA has asked Aaj Tak to publicly apologize in Hindi at 8 pm on October 27. The same order has also given to Zee News, India TV, and News 24. Zee News and Rajat Sharma’s India TV have asked to apologize at 9 pm on 27 October. At the same time, News 24 will have to present its apology at 9 pm on 29 October.