Recently, a video went viral on social media like wildfire in which a Republic TV reporter was allegedly assaulted by the NDTV and ABP reporter. Going by the reports, Republic TV reporter, identified as Pradeep Bhandari, was beaten by ABP News correspondent Manoj Verma and NDTV journalists outside the NCB office in Mumbai.
Pradeep Bhandari claimed that he was attacked by ‘NDTV and ABP’ goons for ‘speaking the truth’.
Bhandari posted the video on Twitter and wrote, “Know what is the cost of speaking the truth in Maharashtra? As the well-known faces of the cartel are getting exposed, their anger continues to grow. When the police didn’t do anything, NDTV and ABP goons sent journalists to assault me. But I am not someone who breaks easily.”
NDTV’s Saurabh Gupta, on the other hand, denied the claim and said the NDTV crew behaved responsibly.
Syed Suhail, another journalist of Republic added, “If frustrated journalists have power, win with work and hard work… Attacking the Republic is your cowardice. Republic again number-1 This act of bankrupt journalists strengthened the Republic.”
As soon as the video went viral, netizens came in support of the Republic:
A user wrote, “this is very shameful act done by @ABPNews news & @NDTV , just Watch & Understand role of Police !!! its clearly show how #ABPNews #NDTV going through Depression & Low TRP !! We Stand With @pradip103 Sir & @SyyedSuhail Sir #ShameOnABP #ShameOnNDTV #CBIUnfoldSSRMystery.”
One more user demanded to boycott ABP news and wrote, “Shame on ABP NEWS AND MANOJ VERMA !”
Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone and Sara Ali Khan have left for Mumbai after they were summoned by the NCB. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is probing the drug angle in Sushant Singh Rajput death case.