Mumbai Police Notice to Arnab Goswami For Palghar Lynching Case Coverage | Arnab Goswami accused Mumbai police of making communal remarks; 10 lakh bond will have to be filled » India News
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Mumbai Police Notice to Arnab Goswami For Palghar Lynching Case Coverage | Arnab Goswami accused Mumbai police of making communal remarks; 10 lakh bond will have to be filled

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Arnab will have to pay a bond of Rs 10 lakh by appearing before the ACP on 16 October.

  • Charges on Arnab- He made communal remarks about the Palghar lynching case and the crowd gathered in Bandra
  • Mumbai Police said- Arnab’s remarks could have spread communal tension, but did not happen due to lockdown.

The editor-in-chief of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami, has been sent a notice by the ACP of Worli Division in Mumbai on charges of making inflammatory remarks. He has been summoned for questioning on 16 October. This action has been taken on Arnab for reporting the Palghar lynching case and congestion outside Bandra station during the lockdown.

Riot due to lockdown saved: police
The police allege that Arnab spoke of inciting religious sentiments in his show ‘Puchta Hai Bharat’ about the killing of sadhus in Palghar and the mob gathered in Bandra. A riot broke out due to a lockdown during both events.

10 lakh bond will have to be filled
The notice states that Arnab will not incite any further communal sentiments. So they appear before the ACP on October 16 and fill a bond of Rs 10 lakh. Notice to Arnab has been sent under section 108 (1) (a) of the CrPC. This section is related to chapter processing. In Chapter Proceeding, an ACP rank officer has the powers of magistrate.

Two Republic employees also summoned in the TRP case
Republic TV is also named in the fake TRP case. In this case, the Crime Intelligence Unit is investigating. Two more people associated with the channel, Niranjan Narayan Swamy and Abhishek Kapoor, have been summoned. Earlier, the team of the Mumbai Crime Branch reached the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) office in Parel on Tuesday and understood how TRP is monitored.

A report from the Hansa company was shown a few days ago on Republic Channel. Mumbai Crime Branch has also started its investigation to check the credibility of that report. The summon also mentions the report of Hansa shown on Republic TV on 10 October. A few days ago the Mumbai Police had also summoned Pradeep Bhandari, a journalist of Republic TV, in a Khar case. However, this notice has nothing to do with the fake TRP case.

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