Gurugram, Sept 13: What we can call the situation when journalists cross their limitations and misbehave with any person to get the exclusive leads.
Adding one more feather to its cap of controversies, a Republic TV journalist was caught on camera while trying to get the interview of Vishal Thakur, father of 7-year-old Pradyuman Thakur who was brutally killed inside the toilet of Ryan International School.
The reporter allegedly misbehaved with Vishal Thakur during the interview that went live on TV on Monday.
According to Times Now, Thakur had decided to give a live interview to their channel first. Times Now is Arnab Goswami’s erstwhile TV channel where he used to host its prime time show before he launched Republic TV.
'एक्सक्लूसिव इंटरव्यू' की होड़ में गिरता हुआ पत्रकारिता का स्तर, 'रिपब्लिक टीवी' की कर्मचारी ने 'टाइम्स नाऊ' के चलते इंटरव्यू में निकाला प्रद्युम्न के पिता का लेपल माइक
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Soon the room turned into a boxing ring, with representatives of two different media houses tussled to get Thakur’s bites.
First, the Republic TV guest coordinator (identified as the woman dressed in black) appearing to be agitatedly talking on her phone, suddenly removed the lapel mic pinned to Thakur.
The Times Now reporter, dressed in grey, flung herself onto the woman in black, physically holding her back, in an attempt to let the interview run smoothly. But they were unaware that the entire action-adventure was aired live on TV.
On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court granted interim protection to Ryan International Group of Institutions’ founders Augustine Pinto and Grace Pinto from arrest till September 13. Meanwhile, the two arrested top officials of the Gurugram school were remanded to two-day police custody.