New Delhi: Noida Police arrested Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan over airing of misleading clips about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
This comes a day after he misquoted Rahul Gandhi’s video statement and had subsequently corrected himself on a TV broadcast.
A case has been filed against him at Noida Sector-20 Police Station.
Also, a video showed scuffle between Chhattisgarh police and the police in Noida who tried to take Rohit Ranjan along with them. However, he was taken away by the Noida police.
Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan arrested over ‘Doctored Video’ of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pic.twitter.com/Zauvay6gjy
— Neha Singh (@NehaSingh1912) July 5, 2022
Earlier today, a team from Chhattisgarh Police had arrived at his residence in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram area to arrest him.
The Journalist took to Twitter to inform that Chhattisgarh Police is standing outside his house to arrest him without informing the local police. He even asked if it was legal. Ranjan also tagged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, ADG Zone Lucknow and SSP Ghaziabad.
— Rohit Ranjan (@irohitr) July 5, 2022
The Raipur Police replied to his Tweet saying that there is no such rule to inform, yet they are informed.
The Ghaziabad Police also replied to his tweet.
Earlier, the channel had apologised for their mistake.
कल हमारे शो DNA में राहुल गांधी का बयान उदयपुर की घटना से जोड़ कर ग़लत संदर्भ में चल गया था, ये एक मानवीय भूल थी जिसके लिए हमारी टीम क्षमाप्रार्थी हैं, हम इसके लिए खेद जताते हैं pic.twitter.com/YGs7kfbKKi
— Rohit Ranjan (@irohitr) July 2, 2022
This is a developing story.