TV 5 booked for 'malicious' report on YSR death
Hyderabad, Jan 9: Owners of Telugu TV channel TV 5 have been booked for airing a 'baseless and malicious' report alleging the Ambani brothers role in the death of fromer Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajashekara Reddy.
Police registered a case against TV5 for airing the report based on speculations published by a Russian website, The Exiled.
The controversial report invited strong reactions in the state with YSR supporters attacking Reliance Retail outlets across the state and Congress activists calling for a bandh.
Cases under sections 153/3A (provocation with intent to cause riot) and 502 A (sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter) were registered at Jubilee Hills police station.
Other TV stations which aired the report on Thursday, Jan 7 night will also be facing cases.
The police has reportedly arrested 185 people for the attacks on properties of both Reliance groups and booked 96 cases in this regard.