Express group sacks Anti Hindu Loksatta Editor

published on March 10, 2011

Kumar ketkar Expelled from Loksatta,Joins Bhaskar Group

Loksatta Editor Kumar Ketkar,who is facing multiple court cases for malicious reporting and for making false allegations has finally expelled out of Loksatta by Express Group.By writing articles making childish and baseless allegations,Kumar Ketkar had invited series of court cases against him and Express Group.Dapoli based three social workers has started legal action against Ketkar for his baseless articles,also notices has been served to Express Group for Ketkar’s articles. Immediately after receiving legal notices,Express Group appointed noted journalist and writer Girish Kuber as executive editor and started sidelining Kumar Ketkar.But group wanted to compel Ketkar to resign and quit the Editor’s post on his own.But as Ketkar didn’t quit the post,Express Group fired him from the Editor’s post of Loksatta.

It was highly humiliating for senior journalist like Kumar Ketkar,but it was unavoidable also,as Express Group didn’t wanted to indulge the whole group in to legal battle for the mischievous writing of Kumar Ketkar.

Since last couple of years Ketkar was writing articles packed of lies,targeting Hindu organisations without any reason.Kumar Ketkar’s baseless articles has eroded Loksatta’s reader base to dangerous low,which gave chance to other Marathi newpapers to establish in Mumabi,Pune and other major cities.To recapture lost readers Express Group seriously planned to act against Kumar Ketkar as professional losses were very high.And finally Group acted tough and expelled Ketkar from Loksatta.

Now Kumar Ketkar has to bear cost of litigation on his own and which would be difficult for him in near future.Will other from Media take note of this?

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