MUMBAI: Media under attack.Politicians lead the pack.The views
channel from the Sri Adhikari Brothers' stable- Janmat channel office
in Andheri, Mumbai had witnessed a crowd in support of Govinda,
shouting slogans against the channel.
Bollywood actor and Congress MP from north-Mumbai constituency,
Govinda has been booked on charges of assault for threatening the
Janmat reporter. The incident took place at the actor's suburban
office in Juhu, yesterday (22 December). The tiff between Govinda
and the journalist triggered off when the journalist quizzed him
on his linkage with the underworld don Dawood Abrahim following
a question on his possible relationship with the Bollywood actress
Sources close to the development add, "Govinda was alleged
to have assaulted the journalist and snatched the video-tapes on
which the interview was recorded."
The journalist has filed an first-information report
(FIR) at the Juhu police station, wherein the Bollywood actor has been booked
under assault. The offences mentioned by the journalist were of non-cognisable
clear the air, Govinda's brother Kirti Kumar along with a close
associate Capt Rakesh Singh visited the Janmat's office.
Brothers vice-chairman Markhand Adhikari says," We are very hurt with the
whole situation. Our office was under attack by the mob, who threatened my staff."
Adhikari adds," I will register a complaint against this as I've to be prepared
if they turn up again. We have beefed up the security outside our official premise."
When quizzed as to what was the outcome of the dialogue, he states,"
The deputy-editor of the channel had a dialogue with Kirti Kumar only on humanitarian