The government has taken serious note of the telecast of a CD purportedly showing nurse Bhanwari Devi and former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna in a compromising position and issued show cause notices to two news channels.
Official sources said that the notices have been sent to news channels P7 and Sahara Samay who have been directed not to repeat the telecast of the same.
The charges against the two channels are with regard to showing content which is against good taste and decency, not suitable for unrestricted public exhibition, obscene and not meant for viewing by children.
The two channels have been given time till 4 pm on November 14 to showcause why action has not not be taken against them. They can also present their case to an inter-ministerial committee at 4 pm on November 14 if they want.
"It has come to the notice of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that two television channels namely, P7 News and Sahara Samay, have shown a programme allegedly involving Ms Banwari Devi," the sources said last night.