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Govt to challenge HC decision on RED FM

Govt to challenge HC decision on RED FM

Author | exchange4media News Service | Tuesday, Aug 18,2015 2:42 PM

Govt to challenge HC decision on RED FM

The government is readying to file a Special Leave Petition in the SC for challenging a July 26 order by the Delhi HC that allowed Red FM, which is owned by Sun TV, to participate in Phase III of the first FM auction, according to media reports.

The government has issued instructions to file the two petitions in both the Delhi and Madras High Courts. In July, Red FM had filed two separate petitions in the Delhi and Madras High Courts, asking to be allowed to participate in the auctions; a request that was granted by both courts, as indicated by various media reports.

PTI says that the government will be challenging the court orders on the grounds that the two courts had not taken into consideration the pending criminal charges against Sun Group promoters, especially Kalanithi Maran, who is one of the Directors of RED FM, and the implication it has on national security and economic security.

Tags: Sun TV | RED FM | Phase III | FM | Radio

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