Gaurav Sawant, India Today’s executive editor and top TV anchor, has been accused of sexual assault by journalist Vidya Krishnan, who was the health editor at The Hindu newspaper in New Delhi till last month.
It was reported in The Caravan’s November issue by Nikita Saxena. according to, The Caravan, Sawant had reportedly assaulted Krishnan during a reporting trip in 2003, when she was sent to cover a peacetime drill in a military station at Beas in Punjab.
Meanwhile, in a late night tweet, Sawant said, “The article published by Caravan is irresponsible, baseless, and completely false. I am talking to my lawyers and will take full legal action. So grateful to my family, friends, and viewers for their support.”
Apart from being The Hindu’s health editor, Krishnan is an award-winning journalist and a former fellow at the International Reporting Project. Sawant has been a prominent defence correspondent. He reported on the Kargil War in 1999.