The television news channel Aaj Tak has requested the High Court of Delhi to overturn the order issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on July 26, 2021. This advancement came from a petition filed by actress Rakul Preet Singh with the Delhi High Court, alleging that Aaj Tak claimed a false report of the drug case being investigated by the Narcotics Control Bureau.
The News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has decided on a complaint, stating that by a resolution dated December 9, 2020, India Today Group (with Aaj Tak) does not violate the Code of Ethics. If the texts “NCB ke Sawalo me phansi Rakul Preet, Drug Mamle me kiya bada khulasa” and “Drug Mandali, Heroine ki Kundali” are flashing on other news programs in Aaj Tak, NBSA finds that the channel didn’t violate the self-regulatory policy.
In anger at the NBSA order above, Rakul Preet submitted a statement to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting stating that NBSA left the channel intact. As a result, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting convened a meeting on March 30, 2021, stating in its plea that Aaj Tak had discussed issues that were not given a reason for the demonstration. The broadcaster said that Rakul Preet`s allegations on behalf were vague and unfounded, and to take action against them for violating the Program Code.