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Interim Relief to Arnab Goswami by the Rajasthan High Court

Lawstreet Journal 21 May 2022 1:16am

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On Friday, the Rajasthan High Court granted interim protection from arrest to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in a case filed against him under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for promoting enmity between religious groups.

Police in Rajasthan's Udaipur registered a first information report against Goswami on May 17 after Pawan Khera, a spokesperson for the Congress party, filed a complaint against Republic Bharat's broadcasting of a certain news show (Hindi channel of Republic).

Arnab Goswami requested a quashing of the FIR in the High Court. Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethamalani brought up the issue before Justice Sandeep Mehta, who directed the police not to use any coercive steps against those mentioned in the FIR. PThe next hearing on this case will take place on May 23.

According to the plea, the FIR was filed with the express purpose of harassing and embroiling Republic TV in legal proceedings.

The plea said that,

"The current FIR has been filed at the behest of Mr. Pawan Khera, who is the Spokesperson, All India Congress Committee and represents the Indian National Congress in various TV talk shows, discussions/debates that are held on different news channels etc. as per his own complaint. It must be noted that in a case where the Congress government of the state of Rajasthan was being questioned, a member of the Congress has filed a complaint. This establishes how the entire case is motivated and made to harass and embroil a legitimate news network and its… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Arnab Goswami   Rajasthan High Court   Indian Penal Code Section 153A   Republic Bharat   Mr Pawan Khera   Article 19(1)(a)  
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