Abu Dhabi Police arrest Kerala’s Asianet TV staffers for fake news during Corona

Asianet which excels in straddling both left and right wings caught for publishing a fake story!

Asianet which excels in straddling both left and right wings caught for publishing a fake story!
Asianet which excels in straddling both left and right wings caught for publishing a fake story!

In a shocking development, the Abu Dhabi Police arrested Kerala’s Asianet News TV channel staffers in Dubai over allegations of fake news. On Abu Dhabi Police’s directions, Dubai Police unit on June 2 night arrested cameraman Sujith Sundaresan and office staffer Prasad from a flat in Dubai and sealed the Asianet’s Dubai office. Asianet a few weeks ago had aired a fake report that so many Keralites are starving on the streets of Abu Dhabi for the past 45 days. The period mentioned was Ramzan months and Abu Dhabi authorities got annoyed because starving during the Ramzan period is considered as un-Islamic and found that the news was simply a fake one.

It was also found that the Asianet Dubai reporter K R Arun Kumar was faking the news report as live and actually he was sitting at his home in Kerala. The report was actually meant to criticize the non-compassionate attitude of the Indian Embassy. But mentioning of starving of fishermen who visited Gulf on visiting visa on roads during Ramzan period boomeranged on Kerala’s TV Channel’s Dubai’s bureau.

Reporter Arun Kumar is the son of a former CPI(M) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Raghavan and has always faced criticism for doing pro-Left reporting. Before the arrest of Asianet’s cameraman and staffer, Abu Dhabi Police in May last week arrested two leaders of CPI(M) cultural organization – Shakti Theaters – for providing this fake news. Shakti Theaters’ leaders Justin Thomas and Ansari were arrested. The Abu Dhabi Police also arrested the Keralite fishermen who gave fake claims of starving for 45 days also.

It is heard that many Keralite business tycoons are trying to liaison with Abu Dhabi authorities to hush up the case. The origin behind this arrest is very interesting. In Abu Dhabi, Kerala’s Muslim League also has an organization popularly known as KMCC (Kerala Muslim Cultural Cente). This KMCC and pro-CPI(M) Shakti Theaters were quarreling for supremacy in the region. Shakti Theater leaders told PGurus’ well-wishers in Gulf region that KMCC leaders complained to Abu Dhabi Police by giving Arab translation of the Asianet News citing that the TV channel had aired anti-Islamic contents like people starving in streets during Ramzan.

Kerala’s media fraternity is silent on the arrest of their colleagues in the Gulf region and banking on backchannel talks and paying a hefty fine and an apology offered to Abu Dhabi authorities. Though Asianet News is owned by BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, it is a known fact that the majority of the Asianet journalists are facing allegations of pro-Left views and some of them are secretly holding CPI(M) and CPI memberships. The Asianet management is not sending back the reporter KR Arun Kumar to Dubai, as they expect him to be arrested for the fake story.

Team PGurus

13 COMMENTS

  1. High time the rulers of India learned from the great, good, honest & decent rulers of UAE the noble art of enforcing proper law & order & ending all criminals & their crimes! Hats off to the great rulers & citizens of UAE for teaching Asianet a lesson they will never forget!

  2. High time the rulers of India 1947-2020 learned from the good, honest, decent & efficient rulers of UAE the great art of enforcing the rule of law, upholding honesty, decency & straightforwardness & combating crimes of all kinds! Hats off to the great, brave, honest, good, decent, truth-upholding, criminality-fighting, decency & straightforwardness-promoting rulers & citizens of UAE for teaching the globally notorious, by all in the know detested, laughed at, spat upon, suspected to be loot-run & binamy-financed, 24X7 lie-peddling, fact-distorting, obfuscating, leading awry, brainwashing all the gullible, aiding, abetting & whitewashing all the ghastly crimes of their mega thug & super criminal prestitutes of India 1947-2020 a forever lasting death blow nobody in the country has dared to give them 1947-2020! Long live the great & good rulers of UAE!

  3. Hats off to the great, brave, honest, good, decent, truth-upholding, criminality-fighting, decency & straightforwardness-promoting rulers & citizens of UAE for teaching the globally notorious, by all in the know detested, laughed at, spat upon, loot-run, binamy-financed, 24X7 lie-peddling, fact-distorting, obfuscating, leading awry, brainwashing all the gullible, aiding, abetting & whitewashing all the ghastly crimes of their mega thug & super criminal prestitutes of India 1947-2020 a forever lasting death blow nobody in India has dared to give them 1947-2020! Long live the great & good rulers of UAE!

  4. If there is an iota of evidence that the Asianet Reporter KR Arun Kumar is involved in originating the FAKE news, the Authorities of the Government must not delay in getting this reporterback to UAE through diplomatic channels with the Government of India. Absolutely there must not be any leniency to punish him appropriayely by the UAE Government.

  5. I agree that the reporters may have leftist leanings. Nevertheless, the fake news synthesized by this channel has been going on for a while now and the management cannot wash their hands off it. They are also equally or in fact more responsible than the reporters.

  6. Gernalism should be authentic and helpful to built a healthy soceity anda strong nation but anfortunately we are also facing yellow gernalism under the obligation of hatred politics but new generation will be out of such dirty mindset lets hope so

  7. The reporters involved in such fake reportage in Abu Dhabi are fully deserving of the strict actions of the Abu Dhabi police authorities. This is a case of arm chair / lazy reportage with pre-drawn conclusions and ulterior motives. Once they are put away behind bars for 20 years, their pro-left Kerala journalist cousins will also get chastened. These corrupt journalists and their shameless media masters are the bane of our Society. India needs a Regulator who acts tough along similar lines..

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