Cable TV off in parts of Mumbai over death of an operator

MUMBAI: Cable TV was shut in many pockets of Mumbai today following the death of a local cable operator.

On Sunday night, 52-year-old Dinabandhu Jena, a Scod18 cable operator, was returning to his Chembur residence, when he was allegedly attacked by his business rivals. Jena, who was in intensive care unit (ICU), succumbed to injuries late last night.


As a mark of protest, Scod18 has blacked out its signals in Mumbai. In Central Mumbai, cable TV was shut. Many other pockets of Mumbai also did not have cable TV for some time.

“We shut our signals till 6 pm today as a protest against the death of our operator in Chembur (central Mumbai). Police is not taking any action against the culprits. He (Jena) was attacked earlier also and we had demanded for his security, but nothing happened,” Scod18‘s Ganesh Naidu told

Hathway Bhawani Cable & Datacom Ltd also had one hour of black out. "We shut signals in Chembur area from 5-6 pm," an executive said.

In July last year, Naidu was also attacked and hospitalised.

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