Three fresh FIRs were registered against Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami over his remarks on Congress president Sonia Gandhi during a debate on Palghar lynching on Friday.
While two FIRs were registered on the complaint of Congress leaders in Jalandhar and Phillaur, another case has been registered at Ludhiana on the basis of a complaint of the president of the Christian United Federation (CUF), National Herald reported.
CUF president Albert Dua in his FIR alleged Goswami for hurting “sentiments of Christian community”.
“Goswami has used words such as ‘mombatti gang’ and ‘paadri’ (priests) which has hurt sentiments of the Christian community,” said Dua.
The FIR has been registered at Dugri police station under sections 153-A, 153-B, 295-A, 504, and 505 of IPC.
The second FIR has been registered at division number 6 police station of Jalandhar city on the complaint of local Congress leader Jasleen Sethi.
Goswami has been booked under sections 153, 153-A, 153-B (1) (c), 295-A, 298, 500, 504, and 505 of IPC.
The third FIR, against Goswami, was registered at Phillaur police station by Jalandhar rural police on the complaint of former Punjab Youth Congress president, Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary.
Goswami has been booked under sections 153-A, 153-B, 295-A, 504, and 505 of IPC at Phillaur police station.
The Supreme Court on Friday granted him protection against any “coercive steps for three weeks” in connection with the 100-plus FIRs filed against him.