Delhi High Court stops telecast of Crime Patrol episode on Om Prakash Chautala

The Delhi High Court has restrained Sony TV from broadcasting an episode of their popular crime-based show that featured the teacher’s recruitment scam involving former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala among others

One of Sony Entertainment’s most popular shows – Crime Patrol has showcased some of the worst crimes that are committed in the country. And all those who regularly follow the series were anxiously waiting for the Saturday episode which was apparently based on the teacher’s recruitment scam in Haryana involving the former CM Om Prakash Chautala. But it’s learnt that Justice ML Mehta has asked the channel not to telecast the episode citing the plea of Chautala, his office Vidya Dhar and his political advisor Sher Singh Badshami.

Advocate Rajiv Nayyar, appearing for Chautala, asked the court to direct the channel to postpone the telecast till the pending petition seeking suspension of their sentence is decided by another bench, as the programme could adversely impact the appeal against the trial court verdict. According to Nayyar, the former state minister has also sought suspension of his 10-year imprisonment and till it is decided, the programme’s telecast should be deferred.

A trial court last month sentenced Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and eight others to 10 years of imprisonment, while one convict was sentenced to five years and 45 others were handed out four-year jail term after convicting them of illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in Haryana in 2000. So does that mean the Anup Soni hosted show will not showcase the Om Prakash Chautala recruitment scam? Tell us what do you think readers…