SC grants Arnab Goswami three-week relief from arrest
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today has granted protection for a period of three weeks to the Republic TV anchor and Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in connection with multiple FIRs filed against him for his alleged defamatory remarks against Congress chief Mrs. Sonia Gandhi in one of his television debate shows.
A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah has given protection to Mr. Goswami from any coercive action for a period of three weeks. After this period, he can file a file anticipatory bail plea in connection with the FIRs. The Bench stayed all FIRs except the one registered at Sadar Police Station, Nagpur against the news anchor and journalist Mr. Goswami.
In the court hearing carried out through a video conferencing, senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Mr. Goswami. In its interim order, the Apex Court has also transferred the FIR registered at Police station, Sadar, Nagpur against Mr. Goswami to NM Joshi Marg in Mumbai. It will be investigated along with the FIR lodged by him with regard to a physical attack on him two days ago.