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Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi court orders filing of FIR against Arnab Goswami


New Delhi, Feb 11: The Patiala House Court has directed the Delhi Police to register a First Information Report against Republic TV and its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on a complaint filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, according to India Legal website

Tharoor had moved the court seeking directions to the police for filing an FIR against Goswami. The Congress MP had alleged that Arnab and his news channel “illegally accessed confidential documents” related to the investigation into Pushkar’s mysterious death and broadcast them on Republic TV. It has also been alleged that Goswami accessed Tharoor’s Email account without his authority or consent and shared the personal emails on the news channel. Tharoor’s counsel had informed the court that the Delhi police, through a reply sought under the RTI Act, had stated that “it is not permissible to share the information/documents related to any investigation to any public member/media till the case is pending investigation.”, quotes India Legal.

Tharoor’s legal team also informed the court that the Congress MP had first filed a complaint with the Delhi police regarding “theft of those documents/materials and regarding hacking of his Email account.” However, the Delhi police failed to take any action on his complaint following which Tharoor was forced to move court.

Passing an order directing the Delhi police to register an FIR against Goswami and investigate the alleged illegalities committed by him and Republic TV, Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh, said: “This court is of the considered view that in view of allegations leveled by complainant and material produced on record in the form of RTI replies and other material, matter discloses commission of cognizable offence… and requires investigation by police as it is not clear that how said material came in the possession of proposed accused persons.”

This isn’t the first time that Goswami has come into trouble with the courts for his and Republic TV’s reporting on the Sunanda Pushkar death case. Earlier, on December 1, 2017, the Delhi High Court had passed strident strictures against Goswami stating: “before airing any story pertaining to the plaintiff (Shashi Tharoor), the defendants (Arnab Goswami and Republic TV) shall give the plaintiff a written notice, by electronic mode, asking for his version”, and added that if the Congress MP refuses to reply to these queries then “he will not be compelled to speak”.

The Delhi High Court had also noted: “media reporting should be sensitive to the indeterminacy of the questions raised in the proceedings” and that the “press cannot ‘convict’ anyone or insinuate that he/she is guilty or make any other unsubstantiated claims.”

Reacting to this news, Gosami's former colleage and newly-launched English national Televsion Harvest TV's consulting editor Barkha Dutt tweeted saying:



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  • James Philip Dsa, Belman/Kuwait

    Wed, Feb 13 2019

    Republic TV and Arnab is a shame for journalism

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  • Born Indian, Coorg/Karnataka

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    There should be a dedicated follow up in this case until a strong sentence is passed and implemented against this rogue journalist.

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  • Mahesh, Pilar - Shirva

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    Even my two dogs are barking better than Arnab

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    This over smart guy thinks that his channel is SC. And he himself is CJI.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    Chaddis are expert in peeping into others bathroom, bedroom and kitchen!

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Third class journalism...!!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    cow boy journalist cowswamy.

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  • Suraj, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    People are with Arnab. Murderer can not escape. Sunanda wants justice from her grave. Only Arnab has guts and fight this mysterious death case.

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    The Central BJP government under the Prime Minister has a double standard. In one hand Manipur journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem arrested under National Security Act for the Facebook post against Modi and BJP. In another hand, Arnab Goswami gets Y category security cover saying the threat from Pak-based terror groups. According to the reports, he will get 24-hour protection from around 20 security personnel, including two personal security officers, who will guard him against close distance now justifying hacking personal email account as part of investigative journalism.

    1. How much is taxpayer money being allocated to this very important task and is it being utilized wisely?
    2. We are told Mukesh Ambani pays Rs 15 lakhs for his Z-security on a cost-reimbursement basis. Will the Republic TV and his employers are similarly burdened?
    This man deserves a lifetime prison sentence for dividing the nation using his prime time show shouting at a high pitch.

    Jai Hind

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  • Sms, Kundapura

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Yesteryears, journalism was a matter of pride. This kind of dirty fellow made journalism a dirty business. He is behaving as if he is a party worker of BJP.
    He forgot the responsibility of journalism.

    As someone said he will be having tough time post election. Because BJP is going to loose this time. 100% pakka!

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Fully endorsed with Barakha Dutt. Aranb should quit his profession to maintain transparency in journalism.

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Aramco

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    I respect Baraka Dutt very soft spoken journalist, do you know what? she had a very hard time people had threaten her that is why she was not able to get a job, now she got a job because Harvest belong to Kapil sibel

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  • P Shetty, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    It is an investigative journalism. If Arnab was wrong, then the case should also be filed against N Ram for publishing internal MOD documents of the Rafle deal in The Hindu news paper. Source of such document is always questionable but blaming the journalist is against the freedom of speech for which Tharoor always lend his support. If something is wrong said in the news paper or TV , then file a defamation case.
    Instead of shedding tear, she should tell the public about her role in Radia Tapes.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Please watch one video on youtube where Dr Subramanian Swamy calls your great investigative loudmouth a Fool , a liar at least a dozen of times on his face !

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Many crooks and criminals earlier jumping to politics to save themselves from law and cleanse their past deeds.

    Today there is a new way. Thanks to Arnab, he changed a noble profession of jounalism to a theatre. No need of facts. Any facts can be cooked at party Headquarters.

    An examplary punishment must be delivered in this case. No one then ever try to cook imagination into factual stories for a price.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Many crooks and criminals earlier jumping to politics to save themselves from law and cleanse their past deeds.

    Today there is a new way. Thanks to Arnab, he changed a noble profession of jounalism to a theatre. No need of facts. Any facts can be cooked at party Headquarters.

    An examplary punishment must be delivered in this case. No one then ever try to cook imagination into factual stories for a price.

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  • dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    He is a BJPeee,RSS, man. From animal planet.

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  • rajeev t shetty, mangalore.

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    one of the best journalist of india.those who r passing negative comments they should think twice to find out truths.today whatever arnab is only because of his hardwork.

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  • Paul e, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    One of the worst ,dirty , shameless Journilust

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  • AbuShaheer, IXE/DMM

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    “nation wants to know” why journalist R nab, the confidential documents?

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Good journalist like Arnab will be opposed by chors many times.....its no big deal, when all members of chor family are out in bail

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Aramco

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    He is not a chief of editor but he is chief of garbage collector. He is a snake with 2 face.

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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARNIMIKATTE MANGALORE

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    He is Modi's man
    Nothing will happen

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  • Evans Alex, Falnir Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    This chap is a big mouthed journalist
    I'd a insult to the journalistic fraternity
    He calls guests to his show shouts and insultd them
    Does not allow them to place their points
    He acts like a mouth piece of bjp.hr needed this punishment

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  • Karthik, Konaje/ Navi Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    This fellow accessed Tharoor's email account? OMG yeh toh Chowkidar ka bhee baap nikla choir mein!

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Phas gaya...

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  • Abhishek, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    This is the first person from ruling party to enter behind the bar.... followed by Modi, Goon Sha, etc., will join soon after lokh saba election.

    Soon this Arnaab Gaw swami will change his living place central Jail...

    Wait and Watch....

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Now this guy is NA EDAR KA NA UDAR KA. The entire nation is against his arrogant nature.

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  • MohammedMangaluru, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Modi's Chela has to be in jail till he die.... He opens mouth only to say lie...

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  • Evans Alex, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    This is s big mouthed.journalist who in invites snf imdults thr guest on hid channel by shouting and insultingth

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  • Evans alex, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    This guy is a big mouthed journalist who shouts anf imsults the guests and humiliates them calling names

    DisAgree [5] Agree [43] Reply Report Abuse

  • Indian, Bangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    I am just wondering the future of this guy after BJP loses elections this year....

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Untll his boss remains PM, no amount of evidence is sufficient against him.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Arnab needs to be shut up once and for all — he is a disgrace to the human race!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Now this FEKU goes inside for Seven Years ...

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Enough is enough !!! This person do not have soul
    Better to put this BJP agent in Jail forever

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  • ray, shimoga

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    ALL RIGHT HINDAK HOGANA

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  • ray, shimoga

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    NATION WANTS TO KNOW

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Money made by this sort of dirty tricks will go for treatment of very fatal ailments.

    Sudhar jaao Arnaab Goswami... stealing contents of somebody's personal mail is worst than stealing his/her spouse ! Would you forgive others if they did this against you ??

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