Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami grilled by Mumbai Police for over 12 hours

Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami grilled by Mumbai Police for over 12 hours

Arnab Goswami, Republic TV editor-in-chief, was questioned for about 12 hours in connection with an FIR by the Mumbai Police on Monday concerning his remarks on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and the Palghar lynch.

Goswami was booked by the Sadar Bazaar Police in Nagpur on the basis of a complaint made by Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut about Goswami’s comments in his show Sonia Gandhi in connection with the Palghar incident.

“Since 9 a.m. he has been questioned by the Mumbai Police at NM Joshi Marg Police Station and for more than 12 hours investigation has been continued,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone III) Abhinash Kumar said.

In his debate on his channel after the lynching of two Hindu saints in Palghar Goswami was expected to make provocative remarks. The FIR was moved to the Joshi Marg NM Police Station, under the orders of the Supreme Court, in whose jurisdiction it remains.

The same police station is also investigating an alleged assault on him by two men who had arrested in the case when he was on his way home from work with his wife Samyabrata last week.

The accused Pratik Kumar Shamsunder Mishra and Arun Dilip Borade, both residents of Sion in Mumbai, were released on bail on Monday after their police custody expired.

The charges shall include provocation with intent to cause riots, promotion of enmity between two groups on grounds of faith or race, deliberate and malicious acts intended to offend any class’s religious feelings by offending their religion or religious beliefs, and defamation under the applicable parts of the IPC.

On Friday, the Supreme Court granted Arnab Goswami three weeks of protection from arrest in response to Goswami’s petition, asking the Supreme Court not to take punitive action against FIRs lodged against him in Maharashtra, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir.

In different states, several FIRs were lodged for alleged hate speeches and defamation of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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