Scribes get bail in connection with airing news on YSR death
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Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010, 20:55
Hyderabad: A city court on Monday granted bail to two senior journalists of a Telugu news channel who were arrested in connection with airing of a news report alleging foul play by the Ambani brothers Mukesh and Anil in the death of former Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.

Bramhananda Reddy, Executive Editor, and P Venkat Krishna, Input Editor of Telugu news channel TV-5, arrested by Andhra Pradesh CID on Friday last, are now in judicial remand till January 22 at the Chanchalguda jail here.

The VI Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, hearing the bail application of both the journalists, gave them bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 5,000 each with two surety of like amount.

Magistrate C H Ramachandra Murthy directed the channel not to telecast any news item pertaining to YSR's death since investigation is pending with CBI and asked the editors to cooperate with the CID in their investigations.

The police had filed cases on the charge of inciting ill-feeling among a section of people against three Telugu TV news channels TV-5, NTV and Sakshi TV owned by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, Congress MP and son of Rajasekhara Reddy.

The three news channels had aired a news story quoting a report from a foreign website which said Reddy was the victim of a conspiracy.

The telecast of the report on Thursday night triggered an attack by Reddy's supporters on business outlets of companies led by Mukesh and Anil, across Andhra Pradesh.


First Published: Monday, January 11, 2010, 20:55

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