The Mumbai Police on Saturday registered a case against Arnab Goswami, editor and owner of the Republic TV channel for ‘hurting religious sentiments’.
The case of allegedly creating communal hatred was registered was at Pydhonie police station. The complainant, Irfan Abubakar Shaikh, secretary of Raza Educational Welfare Society, has alleged that the channel and Goswami tried to create hatred against the Muslim community and targeted a mosque from Bandra that had no link to a protest by migrants held on April 14.
Arnab Goswami in his show aired on April 29 displayed picture of the mosque and questioned gathering of a large number of people outside it on April 14.
Hundreds of migrant workers had gathered in Bandra on April 14 demanding transport arrangements to go back to their native places, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the extension of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown till May 3.
As per information, Goswami has been booked under sections 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) 153-A (Promoting enmity between two groups) 295-A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings), 500 (Punishment for defamation), 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences) 120-b (Planning) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.