The India Today Group has sent a notice to the website Cobrapost demanding that the latter remove the malicious and slanderous content that seeks to defame the group. The notice states that appropriate legal action will be initiated against the website and its promoters if Cobrapost failed to remove the said content.
The second part of a massive sting operation conducted by Cobrapost labelled “Operation 136” had earlier revealed that a senior official of the India Today group had allegedly agreed to run a paid “advertising campaign” with Hindutva and political overtones, in exchange for a sum of Rs 275 crore.
Legal notice says,”The India Today Group is one of the leading media organizations in India, and has been for over four decades. The ITG has an impeccable and transparency. As an organization, it has never engaged in the unethical and illegal practice of “paid news”. As a policy, commercial exigencies have never influenced editorial content on any of its platforms”.
Here is the notice served to the Cobrapost website and its founder:
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