Rohit Ranjan (TV anchor): Rohit Ranjan is one of the recognized TV news anchors in the media. After the controversy on the 5th of July 2022, he was in the headlines on every news channel. On the 5th of July this year only, he telecasted the fake and fabricated news of the president of the Indian National Congress Mr Rahul Gandhi. The show was on air on his news channel ‘Zee News ‘. After this fake news, he was arrested by the Noida Police. Eventually, the team of zee news and Rohit Ranjan seek an apology for their mistake. Here in this article, we will discuss all the details about this Tv anchor that will including his family details and important information about his career.
Rohit Ranjan Age, Wife and Children
Rohit Ranjan was born into a Hindu Family. He was born on the 16th of March in 1984. According to this, his current age is 38 years. Rohit Ranjan is married but his exact date of marriage is not available in the public domain. He is married to Archana Singh. In addition to this, the couple is blessed with a daughter and a son. His son’s name is Rudra but the name of the daughter is not known. The name of the Rohit Ranjan parents is also not available in the public domain but little is known that he has a brother also.
Rohit Ranjan Education
Rohit Ranjan hails from the Deoghar region of the state of Jharkhand in India. Afterwards, he completed his school education at the modern school and Yuva shakti school in New Delhi. Later on, moving towards his higher education, in Delhi only he joined the Tecnica Institute of Advanced Studies for pursuing his graduation and completed his graduation from there.
Rohit Ranjan Career
According to the experts, after completing his school education at the Modern and Yuva shakti School in New Delhi. He decided to continue his further education in the field of Journalism. After completing his graduation in journalism, he then began his career by working as a news anchor on the P7 News channel in the year 2010. He continued providing his services on the P7 News channel for more than four years. He continued working there till May 2015.
After gaining a decent first-hand experience in this news channel, he resigned from there and joined zee media corporation limited in the position of Anchor along with the responsibility of the Assignment Head in June 2015. Although his service there was of a very short period yet he learned many insights through this work profile also. He terminated his service there in April 2016.
Later on, he joined the TV24 news channel as an Editor. He worked in that capacity from April 2018 to February 2019. Then, again he switched to a different role and to a different organization. He joined News World India as an Executive Producer in April 2019 in the role of Executive Producer and provided his service there till the month of July 2020. Again in the year 2020, he joined his previous organization Zee Media Corporation Limited as its News Anchor and started to provide his services there now as an experienced news anchor.
Rohit Ranjan Controversies
Rohit Ranjan came into the limelight after showing fake news about the Indian National Congress president Rahul Gandhi. On the 1st of July 2022, he exhibited news where he was the anchor. He showed fabricated news regarding the congress leader which instigated the supporters of the congress party. It was news shown on the Zee News Channel. After the uproar, the Raipur police came into action. A senior cop of the Raipur police present in the conference of the media stated that the MLA of Congress named Devendra Yadav filed an FIR against the fake news which was telecast on the Zee News Channel and its anchor was Rohit Ranjan.
In addition to this, the MLA also claimed that the video was exhibited with the objective to encourage the conflict between the groups and it also instigated the religious feelings of the people of India.
There was an original video of the INC president Rahul Gandhi in which was like that Rahul Gandhi forgiving the people who vandalised his office in Wayanad by referring to them as the children, But the team of Zee News fabricated the video of Rahul Gandhi as he was requesting to forgive those people involved in the murder of the Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal. This video was edited by some anti-social elements of the society and Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan showed this edited video without verifying this video of Rahul Gandhi.
Police Action Against Rohit Ranjan
After the filing of the police complaint by the congress MLA Devendra Yadav, the experts stated that the Chhattisgarh police rushed to the residence of the journalist and tried to arrest him along with the arrest warrant. Soon after that Rohit Ranjan who is also active on the social networking sites such as Twitter stated in a Twitter post that the Chhattisgarh Police officials are standing outside his house and if it is legal to arrest him without informing the local police officials. He tagged the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
After some time, a police team from Ghaziabad also rushed to his residence and demanded his police custody. Now the battle of custody started between the Ghaziabad and Chhattisgarh Police. Eventually, the custody of Rohit Ranjan was provided to the local police which later released Ranjan on interim bail.
After getting the interim bail from the custody of Noida Police, the team of Zee News Media Channel along with the TV anchor apologised to the INC president and also to the people of India for showing the doctored video of Rahul Gandhi. Rohit and his team apologised over the social media platform on the 2nd of July, 2022. They cleared the dispute by informing that it was their mistake of linking Rahul Gandhi’s video of 1st July with the video of the Udaipur murder which occurred on 28th of June 2022. Rohit Ranjan also apologised on social media by stating that it was a human error for which their team was apologetic.
FIR Against Rohit Ranjan
Rohit Ranjan has been telecasting the show DNA on Zee News. It was previously hosted by the prominent anchor Sudhir Chaudhary. After the controversy of Rohit Ranjan involving Congress President Rahul Gandhi, there were many FIRs filed against him by the congress supporters. The FIRs filed against him are as follows:
- Promoting enmity between the different groups – 153A
- Deliberate and Malicious Acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class-295 A
- Forgery- 467
- Forgery to Harm Reputation-469
- Intentional Insult-504
Apart from Rohit Ranjan, some other people from the Zee News team were also being accused by the congress MLA Devendra Yadav who was the complainant in this case. The other people accused of the team of Zee News were the director and the chairman of Zee News along with the chief executive officer of the company.
Another Attempt to Arrest Rohit Ranjan
A team of police again arrived at his residence on the 6th of July, 2022. This was the second instance when Rohit Ranjan was approached for judicial custody by a team of Chhattisgarh Police again after he was granted bail by the local police. But this time the police officials reported that they did not find him at his residence in Ghaziabad and later on, the Chhattisgarh police officials declared him absconding.
Rohit Ranjan in Supreme Court
After absconding from the Chhattisgarh police in their second attempt to arrest the journalist, the news anchor presented himself in front of the supreme court to get relief from the multiple FIRs filed against him. The supreme court granted relief to the journalist after his lawyer requested several pleas. The bench that has given the verdict comprised Justice Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshwari. These judges passed the judgement to protect Rohit Ranjan from any type of compulsion to get him into custody. His lawyer from the firm pleaded for multiple reliefs such as revoking the multiple FIRs against him or clubbing all those FIR lodged against the client.
Rohit Ranjan has been one of the best anchors in the news industry. Currently, he has been providing his service in the prime-time DNA program of the Zee News Channel. He has also been granted relief by the supreme court and has been protected by any coercive custody by any police department irrespective of the state. Furthermore, Rohit Ranjan is also active on various social media platforms and enjoys a massive fan following over the different platforms.
If we talk specifically about the social media platform Twitter, then he is being followed by more than 55 thousand followers. And coming to the social media platform known as Instagram, he enjoys a fan base of more than one thousand followers. He remains active on all social media platforms and also shares pictures and videos of his profession.