Republic TV crew member manhandles TimesNow member during Live TV


Republic TV crew member recklessly removed Times Now’s lapel mic from Varun Thakur, father of 7 years old boy who was murdered in Gurgaon, during live TV broadcasting

Republic TV Channel is facing growing condemnation after one of its staff misbehaved with the father of Class 2 child, who was recently murdered at Ryan International School.


On Monday, Varun Thakur, father of deceased Pradyyum Thakur was scheduled to give live interviews to Times Now and Republic TV. According to Times Now channel sources, Thakur had agreed to join the channel first, but that the guest coordination girl from the Republic TV objected to it .

In the video, an enraged Republic TV crew girl aggressively moves to Thakur, a grieving father, and attempts to snatch the lapel mic of Times Now since Arnab Goswami’s channel reportedly wanted to be the first to interview him. This resulted in an ugly scene as the staff from Times Now, Goswami’s former channel, stopped the Republic’s representative from disrupting their show.

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According to Janata Ka Reporter, TimesNow staff told them “The entire ugly scene went on live as we had already gone on air with Mr Thakur’s interview.”


The social media users have strongly criticised the behaviour of the channel ,many tweeted against it and questioned Republic’s lack of empathy and ethics while dealing with grieved parents .

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Republic TV in the past has faced strong criticism for it’s bias against the opposition and for not questioning or criticising the government’s policies .The channel is run by the Arnab Goswami who previously worked for TimesNow , now in collaboration with MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar and Pro BJP Mohandas Pai .

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