Mumbai Police has issued a show-cause notice to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami over his alleged “communal” comments during his news shows on Palghar lynching case in Maharashtra.
The notice has been sent under section 108 of the CrPC, and he will have to appear before the Special Executive Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Worli, on Friday.
On April 21, Goswami conducted debate show ‘Puchhta Hain Bharat’ on Republic Bharat TV on the issue of mob-lynching of two monks and their driver at Palghar in Maharashtra. In April, an FIR was filed against Goswami for statements that were intended at disturbing harmony by promoting enmity between different communities in society.
The notice also mentioned that before the Palghar incident, Goswami had allegedly made provocative comments about a crowd of migrant labourers which gathered outside Bandra Railway Station during lockdown. A police case was registered against him in this case too.
The Mumbai police recently also launched a probe against Republic TV and two other channels for alleged manipulation of Television Rating Points.