EPW Editor Steps Down After Legal Notice by Adani Group
Economic and Political Weekly editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta resigned from his position on Tuesday, following a legal notice served by the Adani Group after a recent controversial story which allegedly sought to expose an Adani Group company for reclaiming a refund from the Customs authorities without paying the duty, The Quint has learned.
Speaking to The Quint, Guha Thakurta said:
I would much rather not talk about the reasons behind my resignation. But I will say this that I’m honoured to have been the editor of a prestigious and internationally renowned journal like the EPW for the past 15 months. It was an interesting challenge, but I am relieved and happy to have resigned now. I look forward to spending time with my wife and our children in Delhi.
Adani Power had sent a legal notice to EPW, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and the co-authors of the article titled ‘Modi Government's Rs 500 Crore Bonanza to Adani Group Company’ on 5 July, and earlier to The Wire on 24 June (for re-publishing the article). The story is still available on The Wire, but has been taken down from the EPW’s website.
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