Senior TV journalist Rajat Sharma called Delhi Police alleging that he was receiving threatening calls from unknown persons and asked them to provide him security.
Following his request, the Delhi Police Special Cell carried out a threat assessment and sent its report to the force’s security wing.
Sources told the Indian Express that the complaint was filed a few days ago by the Human Resources Department of India TV after receiving a call on its official number and the caller threatened to ban Sharma, its editor-in-chief. “In their complaint, they mentioned the threatening calls they received and also reported that a few days later, four men came in their car outside Sharma’s home in Greater Kailash, South Delhi and asked his security guard about his daily routine,” a police source said. .
Rajat Sharma has had private security for many years. Because of some recent developments, security experts have advised us to get the help of the police. His security is a major concern to us, and we do not wish to discuss threats or security arrangements in public places, said Ritika Talwar, Legal Head of India TV.
After receiving the complaint, the Special Cell’s southern domain began conducting threat assessments under the direction of DCP Jasmeet Singh. Singh sent his threat assessment report to the security wing of the Delhi Police. “The security wing is the nodal unit for providing personal security officers,” said a senior police officer.
This is not the first time Sharma has received threatening calls. In 2012, Sharma submitted an FIR to Delhi Police, saying he was receiving threatening calls and text messages from unknown people after his channel aired a program in which the allegations of one of the alleged godfathers were questioned. A case has been registered under sections of the Information Technology Act at Greater Kailash Police Station.