New Delhi: The CBI on Monday carried out searches at the residence of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy here and in Dehradun for allegedly causing loss to a private bank.
The agency has registered a case against Roy, his wife Radhika and RRPR Holdings for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 48 crore to ICICI Bank, CBI sources said.
They said the agency is carrying out searches at four places in the national capital and Dehradun.
Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy, who last year wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing NDTV of money laundering, told that fear of law is necessary.
“You cannot distinguish between media people, politicians, doctors, etc. If you have broken the law then you have broken the law. We have to develop respect for the law, and for that, we have to make it clear that nobody is above the law. Fear of the law is necessary and it will be applied no matter who you are,” Swamy said.
“When all these high-profile people are raided, the common man feels that if such people can be the subject to prosecution then what will happen to them. People will automatically become honest,” he added.
Swamy had earlier urged the PM to direct the CBI to file a case against NDTV under Prevention of Corruption Act.