Investigate Allegations, But Stop Harassing Employees, OTV MD Urges Naveen Patnaik
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Television Limited Managing Director Jagi Mangat Panda today appealed Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to put an end to months-long harrasment of the media house and its employees based on certain sudden allegations.
In a press statement, Panda said, “Order proper investigation into all these sudden allegations against us, but please stop harassing our employees and forcing them to resign.”
“For 23 years OTV has built a reputation of ethics and professionalism, with no such allegations. Now suddenly in two months more than a dozen cases have been filed against us,” Panda stated in her press release.
Citing that no one is above law and the allegations against OTV must be properly investigated and decided by law courts, she highlighted that “In the meantime, police are blatantly violating all norms and targeting and harassing our employees, forcing them to resign in order to disrupt OTV.”
“All of Odisha is aware that this is only because OTV fearlessly covers allegations of government corruption. But we cover ALL news, which sometimes is in favour of the government and sometimes is against it, and our viewers can vouch for this neutrality,” she added.