CBI books senior journalist Prannoy Roy in new case against NDTV for alleged FDI violation

CBI books senior journalist Prannoy Roy and others in a new case against NDTV for alleged FDI violation, says Officials

CBI books senior journalist Prannoy Roy in new case against NDTV for alleged FDI violation

NH Web Desk

The CBI has booked NDTV promoters Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy, and others in connection with alleged violation of foreign direct investment rules, officials said on Wednesday.

The agency has also booked the media outlet's former CEO Vikramaditya Chandra under charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption, they said.

It is alleged that the company floated 32 subsidiaries in several tax haven countries to bring foreign funds to India through sham transactions, they said.

Earlier on August 9, NDTV founders Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika were prevented from leaving the country at the Mumbai airport.

The two had return tickets to India for August 16, but were stopped from travelling abroad over alleged corruption cases filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) two years ago.

Labelling the cases as "fake", the company had said the Roys have been fully cooperating with the the CBI.

"In a complete subversion of basic rights, NDTV founders Radhika and Prannoy Roy were today prevented from leaving the country," the company had tweeted in protest.

with PTI inputs

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Published: 21 Aug 2019, 1:54 PM