Senior BJP Leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. Subramanian Swamy on 16th December,2016 accused NDTV of cheating investors and siphoning money into private accounts by the promoter, Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy. Dr. Swamy also alleged that NDTV is being supported by Christian Missionaries who are against the ruling BJP.
In a scathing letter to PM Narendra Modi, Dr. Subramanian Swamy alleged that certain Finance Ministry officials are preventing Enforcement Directorate (ED) from registering money laundering charges under PMLA against the TV channel.
Few months back, Dr. Swamy had complained to CBI and ED that action should be taken against the prominent faces of NDTV including Prannoy Roy, Barkha Dutt, Vikram Chandra and Sonia Singh for cheating, fraud and money laundering. He accused that agencies are still probing the case under FEMA, which envisages only a fine and cases should be converted to Prevention of Money Laundering Act, which envisages three to seven years imprisonment. He alleged that certain people in top positions in government are trying to save the prominent faces of NDTV and providing them with an escape route by paying fine.
Here is a copy of his letter to the Prime Minister: