Ponda: A correspondent and a cameraman belonging to India Today channel trespassed into the premises of Sanatan Ashram in Ramnathi (Ponda, Goa), the headquarters of Sanatan Sanstha. They performed video recording of a lady seeker standing in the Ashram premises without her consent on 10 October 2018 at around 10 am.
Thereafter, the images were also broadcasted on the India Today news channel. As such, the concerned lady seeker and Sanatan Sanstha’s managing trustee, Shri Virendra Marathe have filed police complaints against India Today’s correspondent Mayuresh Ganpatye and cameraman Mahesh More at Ponda Police Station.
The complaint also consists of demands such as filing of criminal case against correspondent Mayuresh Ganpatye and cameraman Mahesh More and demanding their arrest for further investigation, in addition to seizing the original footage shot by the duo.
A notice board installed at the entrance of the premises of Sanatan Ashram makes it clear that photo or video recording in the Ashram premises without prior permission is prohibited.
Despite that, India Today’s correspondents with a malicious intent perfomed video recording of a lady seeker of Sanatan without her knowledge and consent. The complaint filed by Sanatan Sanstha also says that the correspondent and cameraman of India Today had not taken permission from the Ashram Management in this regard, either.