25 September, 2020

Secret Handshakes With A Serpent

Journalism or sensationalism? Cobrapost’s sting operation on media houses adds fuel to an ongoing ethical debate.

Secret Handshakes With A Serpent
outlookindia.com
2018-06-01T12:16:09+05:30

2000

Match fixing: Tehelka

  • Manoj Prabhakar secretly recorded audio of chats to fix cricket matches.
  • Stung: Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja and others. All cleared after initial bans from cricket. Prabhakar also probed.

2001

Operation West End: Tehelka

  • ‘Arms dealer’ ­­­­off­ered cash to poli­ticians, babus
  • Stung: politicos, defence officials. Def Min Fernandes resigned; Bangaru Laxman convicted

2007

Witness Tampering: NDTV

  • Recorded senior advocate trying to bribe and manipulate witness
  • Stung: R.K. Anand. Apologised after conviction for contempt of court, barred temporarily from practice and stripped of designation.

2007

The Truth: Gujarat 2002: Tehelka

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