New Delhi, Sept 15: A city court today remanded reporter Prakash Singh and Virendra Arora, who participated in the sting operation to implicate government school teacher Uma Khurana in a prostitution racket, to judicial custody till September 17, while releasing co-accused Rashmi Singh on bail.
The court said the bail applications of the two would be heard on September 17.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Alok Agarwal said that Rashmi had participated in the sting operation on the assurance of reporter Singh that he needed her help for exposing the racket run by Khurana.
Earlier, Rashmi contacted channel IBN7 to give a story. Singh, who was then working for IBN7, told her that they do not carry small stories and if some big story was there, then only she can approach the channel.
On July 14, Singh called Rashmi and told her that they have to conduct a sting operation on the same day on a school teacher indulged in offering her students as call girls.
Singh gave assured Rashmi that her name would appear as associate crime reporter in the story.
Till then Rashmi did not know Uma Khurana and Singh had told Khurana that she was a call girl.
When the sting was complete,Singh asked Rashmi to narrate on camera that she was a student of the school. She objected to this but was compelled by Singh that then they would project her as a call girl.
Rashmi recorded this conversation on her phone and made a complaint to police on September 2 after it was telecast on Live India channel on August 31.