Will probe 'unlawful' nature of BBC documentary: Bassi

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday said the content of the BBC documentary on the December 16 gang-rape will be examined and appropriate action will be taken if any part of it is found to be unlawful.

ANI| Last Updated: Mar 04, 2015, 16:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday said the content of the BBC documentary on the December 16 gang-rape will be examined and appropriate action will be taken if any part of it is found to be unlawful.

"The content of documentary will be examined and action will be taken accordingly. Prima facie, nothing wrong in granting conditional permission. We don't investigate why an interview was given, we investigate whether content was unlawful in nature," said Bassi.

He added that the BBC will also be informed about the restraining order against the documentary and the police would also block the content that is available on the internet.

"We will let BBC also know about restraining order, they should not run the documentary. We will also work to block the content that is on the Internet," added Bassi.

The Rajya Sabha today witnessed huge uproar over the BBC interview of December 16 gang rape convict Mukesh Singh, prompting Home Minister Rajnath Singh to commit to a proper investigation of the same.

A Delhi court has restrained the media from broadcasting or publishing the interview of Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape case, after the Delhi Police moved court for a restraining order against his interview.

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has also issued an advisory to all television channels to not broadcast the documentary on Nirbhaya.

The government has also sought an explanation from Tihar jail authorities over how the convict was interviewed in the custody.