Multiple FIRs have been registered against the Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami for his alleged derogatory remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and for deliberate inflammatory statements.
The first FIR was registered on April 22 at Sadar police station in Nagpur in Maharashtra on the complaint of Maharashtra’s energy minister and senior Congress leader Nitin Raut.
The second FIR against Goswami was registered at Raipur in Chhattisgarh on the complaint of state health minister TS Singh Deo.
The Nagpur police have booked Goswami under section 153, 153-A, 153-B, 295A, 298, 500, 504, 505(2), 506, 120-B and 117 of the Indian Penal Code.
Nagpur DCP Vinita Sahu said Arnab has been booked under sections 117 (abetting commission of the offence by the public or by more than 10 persons) 120 B (criminal conspiracy) 153 A, 153 B, 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) 290 A, 500 (defamation) 504, 506.
Goswami, in his talk show on television, had allegedly made inflammatory statements regarding the Palghar mob lynching case, The Hindu reported.
T.S.Singh Deo tweeted that he had filed a complaint against Goswami in Raipur for deliberately making inflammatory statements on his channel to invoke hatred among different communities and using derogatory language against Congress President Sonia Gandhi.