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Prisons dept files complaint against channel for false report

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Hyderabad: The Telangana Prisons Department today lodged a complaint against a local Telugu news-channel accusing it of airing a false report about discovery of drugs inside a prison.

Cherlapalli Central Prison’s superintendent K V Reddy, in a complaint to Kushaiguda police station, said the channel telecast a scroll-line alleging that 1.5 kg of ganja (marijuana) was seized from inmates of the prison.

“This is a false report….This has defamed the institution and the Department as well. This warrants criminal action against the news-channel,” Reddy said in a official release.

He said he had requested the police to register a case against the news-channel and take action.