The Delhi Police on Friday arrested the reporter of the television news channel in connection with a fake sting operation, showing a mathematics teacher allegedly forcing schoolgirls into prostitution.
"We have arrested Prakash Singh, reporter of Live India channel, for carrying out a fake sting operation, which showed that Uma Khurana, mathematics teacher of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, was forcing her students into prostitution," a senior police official told IANS.
"We are currently interrogating him and it seems that he conducted the sting to ensnare Khurana, who had some financial disputes with his friend Virender Arora," the official added.
The official said that Prakash Singh also hired Rashmi Singh, a freelance journalist who writes for a Hindi newspaper, to act as victim in the sting operation. She was reportedly part of the conspiracy to frame Khurana.
Police had arrested Rashmi Singh late Thursday. She has been charged with cheating, fabrication of evidence and criminal conspiracy and was produced in court Friday afternoon.
Khurana was arrested last week after the channel telecast the sting operation purportedly showing that she was running a syndicate making pornographic films, featuring her present and former students.