The Mumbai Police have warned of actions against media-persons “chasing” the vehicles of those who have been called for questioning at the NCB.
“Many media channels were found chasing those who have been called for questioning. Those chasing vehicles are putting their lives and lives of common people on roads at risk and hence we will be taking actions against the driver and vehicles will also be seized,” said Sangramsinh Nishandar, deputy commissioner of police, zone 1.
This comes a day after a video of a popular news channel's reporter went viral on the internet. In the video, the media persons were seen chasing the car of Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who was issued a summon by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to join the probe into a drugs case linked to Sushant Singh Rajput.
After the clip made it to the internet, several users panned the news channel's 'astonishingly disappointing' coverage. A user wrote, "Bizarre! I urge Rtv to watch it once for themselves. Unfortunate enough that the stature of journalism has diminished to such a pity level. May the darkness of ignorance be swept away with the dawn of self-realization."
Another commented, "Now a days news channels are mere extension of soap operas and poorly scripted movies which has superstars, villains & climax too. We as an audience love these programs."
"This is so scary and dangerous if we remember the case of Diana in Paris. Diana lost her life due to paparazzi ( reporters). SC must issue some instruction in this regard," read a comment.
(With inputs from Pratik Salunke)