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India does not need lessons from New York Times on press freedom, says CBI

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Source: Oneindia

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) trashed a New York Times editorial that calls the recent raids on properties belonging to NDTV founder Prannoy Roy as “an alarming new level of intimidation of India’s news media under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

The CBI calls the editorial by NYT as a “one-sided” piece that “doesn’t consider the investigation history of the case against RRPR (NDTV’s holding company) by different tax and law enforcement agencies in India since 2011”.

CBI spokesperson RK Gaur slammed the American newspaper saying, “India does not require any lesson on freedom of the press from The Times. Our institutions and traditions are nurtured by our rich and diverse cultural heritage and democratic ethos.”

Gaur also added that even the move to take NDTV Hindi off the air for a day over covering the Pathankot attack was enforced following “a proper inquiry that witnessed NDTV’s participation.”

However, Roy denied CBI’s allegation that he defaulted on a loan taken from ICICI Bank in 2008.

Post the raid, many well-known personalities described the June 5 incident as governmental retribution to NDTV for critical coverage of the ruling party. Few also have stressed that how people on friendly terms with the government are permitted to frequently default on loans without any fear.

The editorial by the New York Times was published on June 7.