Kochi – Kozhikode sub-Court II of Kerala slapped Rs.50,00,000 fine against the owner of Sudharshan TV channel for spreading fake news against the owner of Malabar Gold.
Suresh Chavhanke owner of Sudharshan TV and a staunch Hindutva provocateur aired fake and morphed images and visuals back in 2016 about Dubai-based M.P. Ahammed – director of the Malabar Gold organizing Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations in Chennai.
Malabar Gold and its director immediately filed a defamation suit against the radical TV channel for spreading fake news with ulterior motives of damaging the Gold business and creating a communal rift in the pluralistic south-Indian society.
Eventually, Judge G Rajesh declared Sudharshan TV guilty of defamation suit and ordered Chavhanke to pay the compensation and the court-related expenses to the petitioners.
M.P. Ahammed expressed gratitude and hailed Indian constitution for awarding justice.
In the recent past, Sangh-backed Chavhanke deteriorated the already-effected Bulandshahar violence by blaming the murder of the cop on a peaceful Muslim gathering.
Sudharshan TV is infamous for launching communal rifts, provocations and anti-Muslim propaganda. Despite, Chavhanke was arrested multiple times he continues to damage the secular fabric of the Indian society.