The CBI on Monday said raids were underway at the residence of NDTV co-founder and executive co-chairperson Prannoy Roy. The CBI registered a case against Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy, a private company and others for causing an alleged loss to a private bank. The case reportedly relates to a bank loan default of Rs 48 crore taken from ICICI bank. According to the FIR filed, the loan defaulted by NDTV’s Prannoy Roy is for a company named RRPR holdings private limited. Searches are being conducted at four places including Delhi and Dehradun, CBI officials have said.
We have reached out to Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy and their comment is awaited. Sonia Singh, the editorial director of NDTV, responded to a message saying, “As soon as we have a statement, will let you know.”