Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was on Wednesday afternoon made to wait outside Mumbai police station for four hours.
Goswami appeared before the Mumbai police in connection with a police complaint accusing him of trying to create hatred between two communities.
Republic TV chief looked helpless while standing outside the NM Joshi Police Station in Mumbai, waiting to face another round of police interrogation, Janta Ka Reporter reported.
Apart from Goswami the police also summoned S Sundaram, the chief financial officer (CFO) of the television network for questioning.
Goswami said he was being made to wait for four hours outside the NM Joshi Marg police station as cops interrogated his CFO, S Sundaram.
“They called me at 2 pm and I arrived here on time…”Goswami said.
Goswami’s interrogation started at around 6 pm after the cops grilled his CFO for six hours.
He came out of the police station after around 90 minutes of interrogation.
The police have said that Goswami will be called again for questioning.
While Sundaram was called in the morning, Goswami was asked to report before the N M Joshi Marg police station at 2 pm, according to The Tribune.
At around 4 pm Goswami appeared before journalists waiting outside the police station and hit out at the Maharashtra government for delaying his interrogation.
The television anchor alleged that the CFO of his television network was being questioned for five hours and was not allowed to have lunch.
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to grant relief to Goswami while hearing a petition filed by him seeking quashing of two FIRs filed in Nagpur and Mumbai against him.
Two FIRs have been registered against Goswami in Nagpur and Mumbai for allegedly making provocative comments against the Muslim community during a show on the gathering of migrant workers outside the Bandra railway terminus during the countrywide lockdown.
The FIR has been filed under sections 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 295A (outraging religious feelings of any class of citizens), 500 (defamation), 505(2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill will between classes) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.