Renowned Anti nuclear activist Dr.S.P. Udayakumar has filed a complaint with press council of India against harassment meted out to him and his family by Republic TV and its reporters.
In his letter , Udayakumar said he wish to bring the councils attention towards the ongoing deceit and harassment of me and my family by Mr. Arnab Goswami and few of his colleagues from the Republic Tv.
Talking about the sting operation reportage carried out by the channel, raising allegations against him of receiving foreign funds, Udayakumar in the letter, gave a detailed description of the event that played out before the reportage.
Describing Republic Tv Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami as ” abhorrent,abrasive and even abusive” the PMANE convenor said he gave his clarifications on Republic Tv.
Reporter Sanjeev from the channel harassed his family members during panel discussion he added.
“As I was taking part in their discussion from Kumbakonam town where I was attending an agitation, Republic TV reporter Sanjeev was standing in front of my home at Nagercoil from 2 pm till 11 pm that night harassing my parents aged 85 and 82 respectively, my wife and school-going son,” Udayakumar wrote.
Udayakumar also alleged that channel is showing ‘slanderous reports ‘ about him in a bid to raise the TRP rate.
He wants PCI to intervene and stop Republic Tv from causing more mental harassment.
“This kind of indecent and abusive behavior of an anchor and reporters is unacceptable in a democracy… may I request you to do the needful to stop this anti-people TV from hurting me and more people in future, please,” he wrote in the letter.