India Today takes Rajdeep Sardesai off air over his Tweets
India Today has pulled its senior anchor and consulting editor Rajdeep Sardesai off air for violating its social media guidelines. He will be off air for two weeks and be penalised one months' salary for statements made via his Twitter handle.
On 26 January, farmers protesting against three farm laws took out a tractor rally. A clash broke out between the protesting farmers and the police. Sardesai had tweeted that one of the farmers named Navneet was killed allegedly in the police firing while the Delhi police claim that he had died in an accident.
Several BJP leaders demanded that an FIR be registered against Sardesai or that he be fired for spreading fake news. The tweets were later deleted.