UPDATE: Visfot.com has issued an apology on 10 February 2012. Here is the article titled: ‘Ashish Khetan ko badnam karni ki saazish‘
Note from the Editor
We have noted absolute and outrageous lies floating around on social media and some publications that former Tehelka Investigations Editor Ashish Khetan has turned hostile in the Naroda Gaon trial in Gujarat and denied the seminal investigation he had done. We strongly condemn and deny this. If these are not withdrawn immediately, we will take legal action.
Note from Ashish Khetan
Website visfot.com has published a vicious and grossly defamatory article about me and Tehelka and given a factually incorrect and depraved account of my ongoing deposition in the Naroda Gram massacre case.
Following is the link to this article: http://visfot.com/index.php/current-affairs/8423-ashish-khetan-story-awesh-tiwari.html and its titled as “shaitan ban gaye ashish khetan”.
By publishing such scandalous report the website has exhibited a cynical disregard to all acceptable standards of free speech and fair and responsible journalism.
No body from the website including the author contacted me before publishing this defamatory piece. Clearly, the website has also not cross-checked the true account of actual events with the authorities concerned which in this case would be the team of public prosecutors or the officials of Special Investigations Team.
It is also apparent that the article has been published with a deliberate and malafide intent of defaming me and bringing disrepute to my journalistic career built with many years of hard work and rigorous and honest reporting.
I have urged the website to immediately withdraw the article and publish an unconditional apology.
Tehelka Investigation into Naroda Gaon massacre
Dance Of Hate
Genocide was swift and total in Naroda Patiya. So was its cover-up. The perpetrators remain unpunished and unabashed
Hacked, burnt, set on fire, many things were done… many… We believe in setting them on fire because these bastards say they don’t want to be cremated, they’re afraid of it, they say this and that will happen to them…
Tehelka Investigations Editor Ashish Khetan’s sting investigation into the Gujarat riots played a crucial role in nailing Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi in the Naroda Patiya massacre. The Supreme Court appointed SIT submitted the Tehelka tapes as evidence in the trial court. Ashish Khetan deposed and was cross examined for 4 days. These are excerpts of some of the conversations caught on camera. Read More>