CEO of TV9 news channel Ravi Prakash is been booked for forgery.
Ravi Prakash reportedly forged the signature of Alanda Media Entertainments Pvt Ltd. Director Kaushik Rao.
A case of forgery has been registered against the Chief Executive Officer of Associated Broadcasting Company Ltd (ABCL), Ravi Prakash by the Cyberabad Cyber Crime police in Hyderabad for allegedly forging the signature of Alanda Media Entertainments Pvt Ltd. Director Kaushik Rao.
ABCL runs news channels under the brand name TV9.
As per the reports, a few days ago, Alanda media Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. has brought 90% of Abcl shares.
However, Ravi Prakash was against this decision and allegedly wrote a letter to the board where he allegedly pretended to be Kaushik Rao and forged his signature, stating that he does not want to be the company’s director.
Kaushik Rao accusing Ravi Prakash as a fraud filed a complaint against him in the cyber cell.
Based on the complaint, police conducted searches at the TV9 office and Ravi Prakash's residence on Thursday, but Ravi wasn’t to be found. Police personnel has also been deputed at his residence and his office to nab him.
Earlier in 2014, he was arrested by the LB Nagar police in Hyderabad after a petition was filed in court seeking action against the channel head for a show’s episode of a show which allegedly portrayed Telangana legislators in a bad light with ‘derogatory comments’. He was later released on bail.
At that time, a case was registered under Section 504 (intentional insult leading to breach of peace) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the IPC, besides relevant sections of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.
TV9 is owned by ABCL which was established in 2003, is one of the leading regional channel broadcasters in India.