The Delhi police on Monday booked former army chief General V K Singh and yoga guru Baba Ramdev for “inciting crowds” at protests in the wake of the bus gangrape.
Also, the Union Information and Broadcasting Minstry officials called up news TV channels and asked them not to run inflammatory headlines.
“It has been observed that some private satellite news TV channels in their 24x7 coverage have not been showing due responsibility and maturity in telecasting the events. Such a telecast is likely to cause deterioration in the law and order hindering the efforts of the law enforcing authorities,” an advisory issued on Sunday night said.
Baba Ramdev and V K Singh led people on a protest march from Jantar Mantar to India gate on Sunday afternoon and were stopped by the police, following which the protestors clashed with policemen.
Both have been booked under section 147, 148 and 148 of the Indian Penal Code. Five members of the Aam Aadmi party were charged with attempt to murder and rioting.
The news broadcasters association in a statement issued here said that all member channels had reported the protests over the last few days with great maturity, sensitivity and restraint.
In another development, the Croadcast Complaints Council of India, has asked TV channels to refrain from featuring children below the age of 12 years in any situation that has sexual or adult overtones.