Republic TV: Police summoned Arnab Goswami

Palghar lynching case: during the show, accusations of 'communal remarks' on the crowd gathered in Bandra. Police summoned arnab goswami.

Republic TV: Police summoned Arnab Goswami
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  • Arnab will have to pay a bond of Rs 10 lakh by appearing before the ACP on 16 October.
  • Mumbai Police allege that Arnab says provocative things in his show 'Puchta Hai Bharat'.
  • Mumbai police said that because of the show "Puchta Hai Bharat" their can be a communal tension, so why not take action against them?

The ACP of Worli Division has summoned the Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami under section 108 (1) (a) of the CrPC for questioning on 16 October.  This action has been taken on Arnab for reporting Palghar lynching case and congestion outside Bandra station during lockdown.  The Mumbai Police allege that Arnab says inflammatory things in his show 'Puchta Hai Bharat'. This can spread communal tension.  That is why not action should be taken against him?

 108 (1) (a) This section is related to chapter processing.  In Chapter Proceeding, an ACP rank officer has the powers of a special executive magistrate.

Due to lockdown RIOTS saved: police
The police allege that Arnab spoke of instigating religious sentiments in his show on the killing of saints in Palghar and the crowd gathered in Bandra.  A riot broke out due to a lockdown during both events.  Apart from Arnab, Mumbai Police had also summoned another journalist of Republic TV channel Pradeep Bhandari in a Khar case a few days ago. This notice has nothing to do with the fake TRP case.

10 lakh bond will have to be filled
The notice states that Arnab will not incite any further communal sentiments.  Therefore, he appeared before the ACP on October 16 and filled a bond of Rs 10 lakh.

Two Republic employees also summoned in TRP case
Republic TV is also named in the fake TRP case.  In this case, the Crime Intelligence Unit is investigating.  Today (Wednesday) summons has been sent to two more people associated with the channel, Niranjan Narayan Swamy and Abhishek Kapoor.  Both are to appear before the investigation team at Mumbai Police Headquarters at 12 noon.  Earlier, the team of Mumbai Crime Branch reached 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 investigate the credibility of that report.  Another important point in the summons is the mention of the report of Hansa on Republic TV on 10 October.