The Supreme Court has refused to quash the FIR lodged against Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. The CBI has also refused to transfer the case. Arnab is accused of making disputed remarks on Congress President Sonia Gandhi. In this case, FIRs have been registered in many parts of the country.
During the hearing on Tuesday, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah also commented on the freedom of the press. Said, independent citizens cannot live without an independent press. Therefore, it is our responsibility to maintain the freedom of the press. The court has also asked Arnab to provide internal security for three weeks. During this time, they cannot be prosecuted in this case.
What did Arnab say against Sonia?
In the case of the killing of two saints and their driver in Palghar district of Maharashtra, Arnab had told Congress leader Acharya Pramod Krishnan on a TV show on April 16 that if a priest was killed, your party and your party’s ‘Italy from Rome’ Wali ‘Sonia Gandhi does not remain silent at all. Arnab said, “Sonia Gandhi is happy. She will send a report in Italy that, look at where I have formed the government, I am getting Hindu saints killed. From there they will get accolades. People will say that wow, Sonia Gandhi has done well They should be ashamed. Do they think that Hindus will remain silent? Today Pramod Krishnan should be told whether Hindus will remain silent. The whole of India is asking the same. Lne’s time. “
Arnab demanded cancellation of FIR
After commenting on Sonia Gandhi, Arnab had an FIR registered in several places in Maharashtra. Which Arnab had filed in the Supreme Court for cancellation. He also demanded a CBI inquiry into the case, suspecting it to be a conspiracy. The court rejected both demands. However, the court said that the statements and statements recorded in all the FIRs are the same. Language and terminology have also been used equally. Therefore, the cases registered in Nagpur should also be transferred to Mumbai.