Press Esc to close
Monday 24 July 2017
News updated at 6:09 PM IST

CPJ asks Delhi Police not to charge TV channel for interview

Washington, Jan 5, 2013,(PTI) : 14:10 IST
A US-based eminent journalist body has asked the Delhi Police to refrain from pressing charges against a news channel which aired an interview with the friend of the Delhi gang rape victim who died last week.

"This is an instance of greatly misplaced priorities. Authorities are hardly protecting the victim's rights by retaliating against news media that are bringing to light details of the horrific crime that claimed her life," said Bob Dietz, Asia programme coordinator for Committee to Protect Journalist.

The Delhi Police last night decided to register a case against Zee News after the channel aired the interview.

"Police should immediately drop their misguided plan to file charges," Dietz said in a statement.

New York-based CPJ is an independent, non-profit organisation that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide.

In the interview, the person was severely critical of the police response and indifference of the public while he and the deceased girl lay on the road after being thrown out of the bus on night of December 16.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A Hoolock Gibbon in an enclosdure inside the Delhi zoo...

A Hoolock Gibbon in an enclosdure inside the Delhi zoo...

President Pranab Mukherjee gestures after his speech during his farewell ceremony...

President Pranab Mukherjee gestures after his speech during his farewell ceremony...

Members of All India Porters Union Kargil War stage a protest against the government...

Members of All India Porters Union Kargil War stage a protest against the government...

A view of Parliament after heavy rains in New Delhi on Sunday...

A view of Parliament after heavy rains in New Delhi on Sunday...

People wading through a water logged street after rains in Kolkata...

People wading through a water logged street after rains in Kolkata...

Villagers of Thiba gather to look at the broken barrage after it was broken on by heavy...

Villagers of Thiba gather to look at the broken barrage after it was broken on by heavy...

Kanwariyas carrying holy water of river Ganga from Gadmukteshwar to offer Lord Shiva...

Kanwariyas carrying holy water of river Ganga from Gadmukteshwar to offer Lord Shiva...

MiG-35 in action at MAKS 2017 airshow in Zhukovsky, Russia on Sunday. Russia is keen...

MiG-35 in action at MAKS 2017 airshow in Zhukovsky, Russia on Sunday. Russia is keen...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leon at an event in Mumbai ...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leon at an event in Mumbai ...

Women sizing up a painting put on display as part of an art exhibition against communalism...

Women sizing up a painting put on display as part of an art exhibition against communalism...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.