The deceased television actress Pratyusha Bannerjee’s
boyfriend accused of abetting her suicide has nit taken kindly to a report on Friday morning in Mumbai Mirror accusing him of forcing Pratyusha into prostitution.
Says Rahul, “It is quite clear that standards and ethics of reporting have gone for a toss. Munish Pandey the said journalist has written two articles against me which are shockingly baseless,false and hit below the belt.There is of course a clear propaganda to malign my name further than it has already been done thanks to such callous reporting.However I have decided to take a stand and fight back today as I have all the proof to expose such a glaring and sinister ploy.
Rahul explains the lies that are propagated him . “One article in today’s Mumbai Mirror states that I have been instructed by the High Court to deposit 20 lacs in the Heer Patel cheating case by the 1st of December.Let me clarify that no such judgment has been passed by the court,all of you can go to the Official website of the High Court and check the progress of this case.The case is still ongoing and no judgment has been given yet,in fact arguments have also not begun,we have been given a date i.e.1st December to be present at the High Court for further proceedings as the Court was closed recently because of Diwali.I had passed on the number of my lawyer Mr.Abad Ponda’s assistant,Shya
m to the journalist as well so that he could confirm the same from him.However no such call was made to Shyam yesterday.Clearly it was a calculated move on the part of the reporter
to malign me.”
Regarding the more serious charge of pushing Pratyusha into prostitution, Raj protests, “The very same reporter writes that Neeraj Gupta has got hold of the last conversation between Pratyusha Banerjee
and me wherein she can be heard saying I have pushed her into prostitution.Hence I am
sending you a part of the original chargesheet which holds our last phone call transcript.If you will go through it carefully,you will be able to read for yourself that she is clearly blaming her parents for pushing her into prostitution and spoiling her name,at one point she can also be heard saying that she actually doubts her parentage.If you will read my part,I can be clearly heard reassuring her to not take all this seriously and to even file a case against her family for tarnishing her name.
Rahul feels the is campaign on to bring his name down even further. ” It is evident from such worthless reporting that my name has been deliberately maligned and the publication is manipulating and playing games.However one had expected Mumbai Mirror to act more responsibly,seems they are resorting to cheap thrills….I guess in a bid to boost their falling readership.
“Rahul wants a public apology or else he will sue the paper and the reporter. “Well I have furnished all the proof and now only two options are left..Either Mumbai Mirror issue a public apology along
with an apology from the reporter OR I shall be forced to take Police and legal action against both the paper and the reporter.
The reporter should be asked to give up his job as a reporter as he clearly has no business in fabricating articles,probably he should consider a career in fiction.I have spoken to the Police as well and they too have extended their support and asked me to take the necessary action.I appeal to all of you to please support me after going through all the proof and help me in clearing my name and in taking a stand against people with such cruel intent .