Sahara Group seen muzzling media by obtaining a book ban

In a case filed against Tamal Bandyopadhyay, author of a still-to-be-released book on the Sahara Group (Sahara: The Untold Story, published by Jaico), the Calcutta High Court granted an ex-parte stay last month on the release of the book. Worse, the group has also filed an unheard of Rs 200 crore defamation suit against the journalist – and to date there has been no relief.