The case has been lodged at Pydhonie police station against Goswami for allegedly creating communal hatred.
The case was lodged by Irfan Abubakar Shaikh, secretary of Raza Educational Welfare Society.
In his complaint, Shaikh alleged that TV channel Republic TV and Goswami tried to create hatred against the Muslim community and targeted a mosque at Bandra which had no link to a protest on April 14 staged by migrants.
A media report quoted Shaikh saying in his police complaint that on April 29, Republic TV channel had telecast the protest of migrants gathered near Bandra railway station and the show was anchored by Goswami.
The media report quoted a police officer of Pydhonie PS as saying: “We have registered a case against Arnab Goswami and the owner of Republic TV.”
“Further investigation is going on. As part of evidence after taking the statement we have collected the footage of the shows with the clips in a pen drive as evidence,” the police officer said.
In his complaint to the police, Shaikh said: “There was no link or issue related to the mosque near the Bandra station.”
“The only issue was that the migrants had gathered in the open space near the mosque. But Arnab purposely highlighted the mosque to create communal disturbance in the city,” alleged Shaikh.
Pydhonie Police have registered the FIR under sections 153, 153 A, 295 A, 500, 505 (2), 511 and 120 B of the IPC.
Shaikh also alleged in his statement: “The debate on the channel intended to blame the Muslim community for the spreading of Covid-19. Goswami had made many such hate-filled comments against the community, targeting it.”
Earlier, a number of cases were filed against Arnab Goswami for his comments against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and he was also recently grilled by Mumbai Police for over 12 hours.