According to MHA officials, their
investigation shows serious charges
of money laundering against Kalanithi
Maran, the owner of Sun TV Network.
In the light of this, MHA took the
decision to deny it security clearance
after high-level consultations. The
MHA has now asked the Information
and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) to
give its decision, post which; it will
further take a final call.
It can be noted that Rohatgi had said
that the MHA denying security
clearance to Sun TV on basis of
corruption charges was wrong, as
neither the owner nor the Network
was a threat to the nation’s security.
The opinion was given after the I&B
Ministry had sought for the Attorney
General’s opinion on the matter.
Typically, when views of two
ministries differ on a subject matter,
the Attorney General’s opinion is
sought. However, his judgment is not
As per media reports, while the I&B
Ministry is assessing Rohatgi’s
opinion, in case there is still
disagreement between the two
ministries, one could well see Prime
Minister Narendra Modi’s intervening
into the matter.