In the second hearing, Bombay High Court disposed of the case between India Today TV and BARC India in view of the consensus and set aside the impugned orders while recording that India Today will appear before BARC India Disciplinary Committee which will pass appropriate orders.
“Accepting the plea of the India Today Group, the Bombay High Court has set aside the order of the Disciplinary Committee of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) against India Today TV. The Bombay High Court has asked for the Rs 5 lakh deposited with the court registrar to be returned to the India Today Group in full,” a press statement from the group said.
“Over 45 years, we have painstakingly built on the principle of credible journalism. Story by story. Edition by edition. Platform by platform. We have created a deep legacy of credibility, excellence, trust, and bipartisanship. We are widely recognised as the Gold Standard of Journalism in the country. In a landscape marked by shrill polarities, we have only one political alignment: the Indian Constitution. And we follow it without fear or favour,” it added.