India Today turns Rajdeep Sardesai off-air, cut salary on the wrong tweet

New Delhi: Rajdeep Sardesai, an advisor editor of India Today Group, deleted his tweet and noted that the farmer was killed in an accident after climbing on top of his tractor.

India Today Group on Thursday shut down senior journalist and anchor Rajdeep Sardesai for two weeks and cut his salary for a month under disciplinary action over an inaccurate tweet and an announcement on live television that the man who was a farmer Died during On January 26, the tractor rally in Delhi was “shot down.”

Sardesai, an advisory editor of the India Today Group, hd deleted his tweet and noted on-air that the farmer had crashed because of the trapping of his tractor.

He had tweeted a video of the overturning of the tractor and posted that the protesters claimed that Navneet Singh, was “shot by Delhi Police”, but the video “clearly shows” that the tractor was overturned, And that “accusatory” protesters “will not stand”.

When asked about the action against Sardesai, India Today Group said in a statement, “Disciplinary action for violation of our code of conduct is a confidential matter and we would like to refrain from commenting on it.”

Sardesai was not available for comment.

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