Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Wednesday dismissed all the petitions filed by Ravi Prakash, the former CEO of TV9, seeking anticipatory bail in the three cases lodged against him.
Justice A. Rajasheker Reddy gave liberty to Mr Prakash to appear before the police and reply to the notice issued to him under Section 41 of the CrPC. The court directed the police to follow the law while taking action against Mr Prakash whenever he appears before the investigating officer.
Mr Dilijit Singh Ahluwalia, counsel, said the police had abused its power by filingthree FIRs against Mr Ravi Prakash in related one issue. He said the police had tried to arrest the petitioner on May 10, when he was on a live show at the TV9 office. “To escape the police, Mr Ravi Prakash jumped the compound wall and ran away,” counsel said.
The judge recorded the submission of counsel that the police had tried to arrest Mr Prakash between May 10 and
12 and the notice under Section 41 of the CrPC was issued on May 19.
Mr C. Pratap Reddy, public prosecutor, opposed the anticipatory bail petitions and assured Justice Rajasheker Reddy that the police would not arrest Mr Prakash if he cooperates with the investigation. He alleged Mr Prakash was even trying to influence the witnesses by saying that he had worked at the TV channel for a considerable period of time....