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HC pulls up TV channels over stings

The Delhi High Court was pronouncing judgement in the Uma Khurana case, reports Harish V Nair.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2007 03:06 IST
Harish V Nair

The Delhi High Court on Friday slammed television channels for inducing people to commit an offence and then projecting it as a "sting operation" or "scoop". The court was pronouncing judgement in the Uma Khurana case.



Uma, a government teacher, was arrested after television channel Live India aired a sting operation showing her pushing schoolgirls into prostitution. A Bench had on September 11 taken suo motu cognisance following an

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report that the teacher had been trapped in a concocted operation.



Sting operations showing acts and facts that are truly happening may be necessary as a tool of justice, but a hidden camera cannot be allowed to depict something which is not true.