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TV 5 booked for 'malicious' report on YSR death

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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.

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