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Teacher Uma sues Live India channel

A fake TV sting operation aired by the channel on Aug 30 had showed her running an alleged sex racket.

india Updated: Nov 05, 2007 17:44 IST

School teacher Uma Khurana, who was let off by police after a fake TV sting operation showed her running an alleged sex racket, on Monday filed a defamation case against the channel and its CEO.

Filing the complaint in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Jindal through her counsel Amit Kumar, Khurana alleged that Sudhir Chaudhury, the CEO of the channel 'Live India', had full knowledge that if the telecast of the fake sting operation would defame her.

The sting operation was aired on August 30 which resulted in widespread violence in the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya area in Darya Ganj in central Delhi, where Khurana used to teach.

On the basis of the FIR and media coverage, the Delhi government had initially suspended and then terminated her from service.

She has been subjected to different kinds of mental agony, strain, harassment, humiliation and earned a bad name in the eyes of the public and society, Khurana alleged in her petition.

First Published: Nov 05, 2007 17:17 IST