Republic TV’s executive editor Niranjan Narayanswamy, deputy editor Shawan Sen, anchor Shivani Gupta and reporter Sagarika Mitra were among those named accused. Police had issued a notice to the channel under section 91 of Code of Criminal Procedure to investigate claims made by its employees during questioning earlier. The notice was sent on Thursday seeking details, but no response has been received from Republic media, police said.
CrPC section 91 pertains to ‘Process to compel the production of things’ where a police officer issues summons to produce a document or thing for the purpose of investigation.
“During investigation, Gupta said she had read out a news report put out by the iNews software through the output shift in-charge and on the teleprompter by the channel’s output desk. This information, besides other details shared by the co-accused, needs to be verified in order to determine liability. We have sent a notice to the management of Republic Media on Thursday asking for the information under section 91 of CrPC. Obtaining this information is important for the probe. The media network has not responded so far,” said senior inspector Pandit Thorat in a signed press statement