| 25 Jan 2022
Prasar Bharati moves TDSAT to get land back from Mumbai-based FM licensee

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal has admitted for hearing, eight petitions by Prasar Bharati against FM Radio licensee, Pan India Network Infravest Pvt Ltd of Mumbai, for not vacating properties of the pubcaster in different cities even after the end of the lease period.

The petitions have been filed by Prasar Bharati from Allahabad, Amritsar and other parts of Punjab, Jalgaon, Varanasi, Akola, Agra, and Nanded.

Chairman Aftab Alam and members Kuldip Singh and B B Srivastava admitted the petition after hearing Government counsel Rajeev Sharma. No one appeared for Pan India Network Infravest Pvt Ltd.

Pan India Network was directed to file a reply within three weeks and rejoinder by Prasar Bharati, if any, two weeks thereof.

The case was listed for 15 December before the Registrar’s court for getting the pleadings completed.

FM operators were given some land by Prasar Bharati on its land in many cities for putting up transmitters etc under conditions set out in agreements with each of them.