The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is considering to issue show cause notice to a couple of television channels for alleged character assassination of Aarushi Talwar, after the Noida Police claimed that she and Hemraj, the family servant, were very close.
Aarushi’s father Dr Rajesh Talwar had been accused by the Noida Police of killing the girl and the servant. He is currently in judicial custody.
The ministry, which had received representations from some child rights organisations on the Aarushi case, was examining whether action can be taken against the channels under the programme code, officials said.
The Women and Child Development Ministry has also written to the I&B Ministry seeking action. Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury at a meeting with legal experts on Thursday on the Aarushi case confirmed a letter has been written in this regard.