Fake sting operation may bring one month ban on Live India channel

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) Live India channel that carried out the fake sting operation alleging that a Delhi school teacher was forcing her students into prostitution, may face one month's ban.

An Inter-ministerial committee found the channel guilty of violating program code under cable television laws and recommended slapping a ban for a month.

Indicating that a harsh decision was in the offing, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told reporters here that the matter had been considered by the committee and channel will not be spared if it was needed.

''You already known what we did in the case of channels like the AXN and Fashion TV, so this time also due action will be taken. Just wait for a day or two, and you will know,'' he said.

The telecast of the sting operation had led to a mob fury in the capital last month.

The teacher was assaulted by angry parents and residents and sent to jail but was laer released as police investigation revealed that the reporter who carried out the sting operation used an aspiring journalist to pose as a schoolgirl and accuse the teacher of running a prostitution racket. The two were also jailed, but have now come out on bail.

UNI

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