SRINAGAR: Authorities Monday sealed the office of city based Spot News & Entertainment cable network (SEN Channel) for allegedly airing channels illegally.
Network office of was sealed by the authorities without giving prior notice, owners of the network alleged.
Reports said Tehsildar Srinagar Hamidullah along with police team arrived at the network office located at Nabeera Complex, Jehangir Chowk and directed people present there to wind up the network till further orders.
No notice was served to us beforehand. It is lawlessness as we are not running any illegal channel. We know that all has been done on the directions of a Jammu based political leader, Ashfaq Ahmed one of the owners of SEN network alleged.
However officials said SEN Network was sealed by the district administration for airing few national channels illegally.
An official said that DC Srinagar has directed his subordinates to look into the matter after JK and Take One TV Network had complained that SEN is airing some channels illegally without formal orders.
However, refuting such allegation, Ashfaq Ahmed said they are not airing even a single channel illegally. When our office was sealed forcibly, it was the duty of the district administration to point out those channels which we allegedly air illegally but they didnt point out and didnt listen to us. They misuse their office and dance on the tune of a political leader who happens to be the owner of one of the Cable Networks, he alleged.
When contacted District Magistrate Srinagar Basir Khan said the network failed to produce the proper documents and that is why we sealed the office. Let them show the legal documents and I will allow them to run their network. We had to seal the office as they failed to produce any legal document which could prove that they are authorized to air channels like Sony, Set Max, Nat Geo etc, Basir said. (CNS)
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