‘I am deeply Grateful to the Supreme Court ‘ : Arnab Goswami
New Delhi : The Supreme Court of India granted protection against any coercive actions for three weeks to Republic media’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in connection with some FIR lodged against him in various states for for alleged defamatory statements made dyring a live debate on Palghar mob lynching case.
A bench comprising Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R.Shah , i a hearing conducted through video conferencing , took to note of the submissions of senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi and said that Arnab Goswami shall be protected against any coercive steps for the telecast of Palghar lynching live debate programme.
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The bench has directed the Commissioner of Police , Mumbai to give protection to Republic TV office and the petitioner . But the petitioner must cooperate with investigation.
I am delighted to heard that the Supreme Court has given me protection from arrest. I am deeply grateful to the SC.. for also upholding my constitutional right to report and broadcast and to for defending freedom of expression and my freedom as a journalist.Arnab Goswami