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"You Have Acted as a Judge, Jury and Executioner in Breach of All Journalistic Ethics": Republic TV Sends Legal Notice to Indian Express on Arnab Goswami Story [READ NOTICE]

Lawstreet Journal 30 Jan 2021 1:23am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Business "You Have Acted as a Judge, Jury and Executioner in Breach of All Journalistic Ethics": Republic TV Sends Legal Notice to Indian Express on Arnab Goswami Story [READ NOTICE]

In a legal notice, sent by Republic TV through Phoenix Legal, itwas noted that Indian Express' report titled "Arnab Goswami paid me $12,000 and Rs 40 lakh to fix ratings: Partho Dasgupta" is a vexatious campaign to tarnish the reputation of Republic TV and is intended to further Indian Express' own commercial and corporate interests through sensationalism.

The channel has primarily opposed a news report published by the Indian Express on January 25, 2021 wherein it is claimed that Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami bribed former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta to raise their TRP rankings.

The Republic TV news channel has sent a legal notice to the Indian Express, asking them to cease and desist from reporting fake and unsubstantiated news against Republic TV in respect of the alleged TRP scam.

"You have acted as a judge, jury and executioner in breach of all journalistic ethics", Arnab Goswami's legal notice to "The Indian Express" stated.

Inter alia, the notice draws attention to several allegations made by Dasgupta's family and his subsequent transfer to JJ Hospital from Taloja Jail, indicating that the alleged confession was made under duress and custodial torture.

Dasgupta on 6 January 2021 before the Sessions Court, Mumbai, clearly stated that there was no manipulation of TRP by the Republic Media Network.

Reference is made to Section 25 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 which lays down that a confession made to a police-officer shall never be proved as against a person accused of any offence and under Section 26 it is… Continue Reading...


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