For a journalist, a story that fails to create an impact is as good as never have been reported. Our past projects that have managed to shock the viewers and shake the government authorities have been listed below. These stories not just challenged the system but managed to bring about a change in it as well. Its our stint as a journalist that fanned the fire within us to do more than just raising an issue. We, through IWECT, now aim to work at resolving them as well.

Inside the Poaching Ring

Manmohan Gupta

Tehelka

A chilling expose on the rampant tiger trade across the Indo-Nepal border. Manmohan broke into a notorious poacher network operating in Uttarakhand, India and found that one tiger is being killed every two weeks. He spent two risky months in the field, with the poachers to capture their modus operandi on camera. He managed to take pictures and videos of poachers whose names have long been on the “Most Wanted” list of the Uttarakhand Forest Department but the department could never identify them before as they did not have any visual evidence.
 
This story was first published by Tehelka and then telecast on CNN-IBN and IBN 7. The story got a huge response and the actionable intelligence shared by us, helped the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau bust four dangerous poaching networks operating in Uttarakhand.

1984!

Nidhi Bhardwaj

CNN-IBN

Manipulation of evidence, backtracking of prime witnesses, political power-play..24 years of injustice and counting. A hardhitting documentary that talks about the allegedly planned systemic failure that led to the carnage of 1984. With the coming forward of key witness against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, Jasbir Singh , to depose in front of the court, the investigation was re-opened in 2007,sparking renewed interest in the case. A sting operation unraveled the truth behind the retraction of a key eyewitness against Jagdish Tytler forms a vital part of the show.

Impact: The CBI was forced to acknowledge a prime witness
in the case post the sting operation went on air.

Surrender of Most Wanted Dacoit Jagan Gujjar in Rajasthan

Manmohan Gupta

INDIA NEWS

Jagan Gujjar was the most notorious dacoit in Rajasthan. The police of three states namely Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan had long been searching for him. They had even announced an award of INR 10.5 lakhs on his head. But to no avail.
 
After days of struggle in Rajasthan, Manmohan and team managed to get through to him for an exclusive interview for my channel, India News. They not just managed to get the interview but also succeeded in convincing him for his surrender. Jagan Gujjar agreed to it and Manmohan then informed the concerned authorities. Media went berserk as soon as the news broke out. But Jagan had promised that he would surrender only in the presence of the concerned authorities, his people and the team that convinced him for it. Manmohan and his team were the only media house that could covered the surrender.
 
 
The Rajasthan Government really appreciated the story, and Manmohan and his team for a very brave story.

Minor Girls on Sale

Manmohan Gupta

INDIA NEWS

This investigation took the CNN-IBN investigation on the sale of minor girls to another level where we struck cord with the pimps in Delhi again but this time the motive was to rescue the girls. We shared the information and staged the entire episode with a Delhi based NGO, Nirmal Chhaya and the Special Cell (Crime) Delhi and conducted a raid. We managed to rescue seven minor girls in the age group of 9-4 years.
 
This story was very well appreciated by the Special Cell (Crime) Delhi and was even published by Times of India ad Mail Today.

Minor Girls on Sale

Manmohan Gupta

CNN-IBN

A heart wrenching and shocking investigation that highlighted the trafficking route of minor girls from Siliguri to Sonagachi to Delhi. The story also unraveled the painful stories of these innocent girls.

llegal Arms on Sale

Manmohan Gupta

CNN-IBN

This was a shocking expose that unearthed a smuggling racket in Delhi that indulged in the sale of sophisticated weapons such as 9mm Pistols and AK-47. The story that initially began with a small lead on the sale of drugs, opened floodgates for a much larger story on the sale of illegal arms.  Manmohan spent three months undercover with these racketeers to tape their illicit trade on hidden camera.
 
CNN-IBN then planned a raid with the Intelligence Bureau and the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh and got these racketeers arrested. The actionable intelligence shared with the UP STF (Special Task Force) helped them bust a much larger smuggling network in Uttar Pradesh.

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