Reportedly the hyderabad police on Friday morning turned up at the doorstep of former Chief Executive Officer of Telugu media outlet Mojo TV, revathi Pogadadanda, to detain her. Meanwhile the police said that they were investigating a case registered under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, in which the journalist was an accused. Furthermore a guest who had appeared on a debate on the channel had filed a police complaint saying he had been insulted.
She said "They tell me I'm creating a law and order problem! How brilliant is that I am creating a law and order problem in my own home! Brilliant job". Furthermore revathi also alleged that despite not having a warrant or a notice, the police personnel demanded that she accompany them to the police station, even though she informed them that she had to send her child to school, and also had a doctor's appointment. She added "Cops have been tripled at my house. Arresting a journalist without a warrant is the top priority of the government right now”.
Moreover both revathi and Ravi Prakash have claimed that the clampdown is part of efforts being taken by the state government to curb editorial independence of media outlets which have been critical of the ruling party and perhaps Ravi Prakash is the founder of MoJo TV.