Mumbai: A Mumbai Court on Thursday granted bail to a Marathi channel reporter who was arrested in connection with the migrant crowd at Bandra two days ago.
The accused, Rahul Kulkarni, Osmanabad-based correspondent of ABP Majha news channel, was produced before a Bandra Magistrate Court which released him on a bail of Rs 15,000.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said he was glad that Kulkarni secured bail, while some other mediapersons have demanded that a thorough probe should be carried out before arresting journalists.
Kulkarni was arrested on Wednesday on charges of allegedly airing fake news which resulted in the huge migrant crowd build-up two days ago.
However, the channel on Thursday debunked allegations that its reportage on April 14 could be linked to the huge crowd of migrants outside Bandra west station.
In a statement here on Thursday, the channel termed reports linking the migrant gathering with its news reports as “entirely misconceived and circulated with the sole intention of baselessly maligning ABP Majha”.
Claiming its stories were broadcast in the public interest, it said it had valid documents and information, on the basis of which it ran multiple stories on the channel. (IANS)