A Twitter user has exposed how India Today has botched up its sting operation as the date of the sting operation, as it appears on Aaj Tak (India Today’s sister channel) screens, shows that the sting operation was carried out on October 22, 2019
Bengaluru: On Friday (January 10) India Today telecast a sting operation that tried to expose and indict the ABVP in the infamous JNU attack that took place last Sunday.
The channel also showed, headed by senior journalist Rahul Kanwal, a youngster by name Akshat Awasthi who allegedly confessed before hidden camera that he had an active role to play in the entire fiasco.
However, within moments of the telecast, Twitterati have disdainfully exposed the genuineness of the sting.
Laughably, Aaj Tak a Hindi channel, and a sister channel of India Today, is the one that has let out the dark secrets of India Today.
Getting into the roots of exposing the duplicity of the sting operation, Aaj Tak has shown the dates of the alleged sting operation in the bottom of its screen. The date reads: 22nd October 2019.
So, @IndiaToday got the sting operation done before the actual incident happened.— Prasad Karwa (@PrasadKarwa) January 10, 2020
This video of Akshat is recorded on 22 Oct 2019. @rahulkanwal @anjanaomkashyap Any explanations???@Abhina_Prakash @dhaval241086 @TajinderBagga @kaushkrahul @ShefVaidya @UnSubtleDesi pic.twitter.com/q30SxgOJjo
As said, India Today has taken care to hide the date, thereby giving a feeling that the sting operation was done in the last few days. Remember! The JNU violence unleashed itself on January 5.
When the sting was telecast, ABVP was quick to jump to its defence, saying the person in the sting operation was neither an office bearer nor a karyakarta.
Joy Tirke, DCP, Crime Branch who addressed the media on Friday said Aishe Ghosh, the JNUSU presidebt led mob that attacked Periyar hostel. The others named as suspects are Chunchun Kumar, Pankaj Mishra, Waskar Vijay, Sucheta Talukraj, Priya Ranjan, Dolan Sawant, Yogendra Bhardwaj, and Vikas Patel as suspects.
The name of the ABVP activist who appears on the sting operation of India Today doesn’t earn a name in the list of suspects released by the Delhi police.
Police also added that the suspects were associated with four Left-wing organisations—Students Front of India (SFI), All India Students Federation (AISF), All India Students Association (AISA) and Democratic Students Federation (DSF).
On the issue of the cause leading to the violence, Tirke did not mince words in saying that the parties were against the ongoing winter registration process on the campus that resulted in several scuffles since January 3.
Last Updated 11:42 AM IST