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Prannoy Roy and wife blocked

NDTV founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy were stopped at Mumbai airport and prevented from flying abroad

By TT Bureau in New Delhi
  • Published 10.08.19, 3:12 AM
  • Updated 10.08.19, 3:12 AM
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NDTV founder Prannoy Roy Telegraph file picture

NDTV founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy were stopped at Mumbai airport and prevented from flying abroad on Friday.

“They were stopped at the airport as a preventive lookout circular had been issued against them by the CBI in connection with a bank fraud case,” said an official. The circular was meant to prevent their departure, not to detain them, PTI quoted officials as saying.

On Friday evening, NDTV said in a statement: “In a complete subversion of basic rights, NDTV founders Radhika and Prannoy Roy were today prevented from leaving the country. Both journalists had tickets to return to India on the 16th, just a week later. They have been stopped from travelling abroad on the basis of a fake and wholly unsubstantiated corruption case… in which Radhika and Prannoy Roy have been fully cooperating. Today’s action is, along with events like raids on media owners, a warning to the media to fall in line — or else.”