Khurana files defamation case against TV channel, CEO

Uma Khurana, the teacher who figured in a fake TV sting operation, on Monday filed a criminal case in a court here against `Live India` channel and its CEO and reporter for defaming her by showing her as running an alleged prostitution racket.

New Delhi, Nov 05: Uma Khurana, the teacher who figured in a fake TV sting operation, on Monday filed a criminal case in a court here against `Live India` channel and its CEO and reporter for defaming her by showing her as running an alleged prostitution racket.
Khurana in her complaint alleged that the channel`s CEO Sudhir Chaudhary and its reporter Prakash Singh had full knowledge and reason to believe that if the telecast of the fake sting operation was allowed, it would defame her completely in the eyes of the public.

The complaint also accused the two persons of hatching a criminal conspiracy. The complaint filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Jindal by her advocate Amit Kumar said she was subjected to varying kinds of mental agony and humiliation and earned a bad name in the society.

The accused persons have cast aspersions and reckless insinuations with the sole purpose of harming her reputation, the complaint said.

Chaudhury, who is responsible for day-to-day affairs of the channel, had aired the fake sting operation on August 30, which enraged the local people of the area around the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Darya Ganj area, it said.

Prakash, a reporter of the channel, at the behest of Chaudhury, had come with his OB (outside broadcast) van and telecast the fake sting operation live on his news channel, when she was teaching in her class room, the petition alleged. The trial court discharged her from the case after Delhi Police virtually gave her a clean chit.

Immediately after the sting operation was aired, Khurana was suspended from her service and has not been reinstated so far.

Bureau Report

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