A serious allegation against three persons by the minor daughter of a former minister of Bihar Congress has kicked up a controversy in the state. She accused them of running a sex racket.
One of them is a man called Sanjeet. The other is Nikhil Priyadarshi. He is the son of a retired IAS officer and is an automobile businessman. Nikhil is currently absconding.
The third is Brajesh Pandey. Pandey is a Congress leader; in fact he is the vice president of the party in Bihar and contests elections from East Champaran.
The men have been booked under the POSCO (Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences) Act. Reports say that the case was filed in an SC/ST police station Patna on December 22 last year.
What is interesting is that Pandey is related to NDTV anchor Ravish Kumar, who is seen by a section of the people as the torchbearer of ‘liberalism’ and ‘secularism’ in the country. Some on Twitter say that he is Kumar’s brother.
— Tajinder Pal S Bagga (@TajinderBagga) February 19, 2017
Congress leader, related to NDTV’s Ravish Kumar, runs a sex racquet.. Heady mix! https://t.co/YkiKRoWWY1
— Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) February 19, 2017
A report says that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) raided Pandey’s residence in Rupaspur but couldn’t find him. It is believed that he has gone underground.
Reports say that Pandey is calling it a political conspiracy to frame him.
Whatever be the outcome of the case, the stoic silence of the very people who do not let go of the slightest chance of hitting at similar cases when they emerge from other quarters is conspicuous.
There is not one mention of Ravish Kumar being a sibling of Brajesh Pandey because, obviously, Kumar has got nothing to do with the alleged actions of his brother. What is unfortunate is that this yardstick is not followed if someone from the other side of the fence is in the dock. And the fact that hardly is any mainstream media house talking about this case is deplorable.
Only the court will decide whether or not someone is guilty, but covering every significant case, especially something as heinous as running a sex racket, is the moral obligation of the media.
It is now clear that ‘black screens’ are purely political gimmicks created by politically motivated journalists and their ilk.