Union minister Piyush Goyal said NDTV founder Pranoy Roy and his company should face investigation in connection with the alleged loss caused to a private bank, stressing that nobody enjoyed immunity. "I don't think anybody should shy away from investigation ... just because you run a media house or you are a top politician or whatever, this does not give immunity to anyone in this country from investigation," the Energy Minister told reporters in Bengaluru. "If they are clear everything is alright then obviously the investigation will show everything as alright. There should not be any concerns about that," he said.
His remarks came within hours of the CBI conducting searches at Roy's residence in New Delhi and three other locations for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 48 crore to ICICI Bank. The NDTV, termed the action as a "witch-hunt" based on "same old, false" accusations. Ruling out government's role in the matter, Goyal said investigative officers have to pursue all leads they receive.