Republic Media Network Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was interrogated at the NM Joshi Marg Police station by the Mumbai Police since 9 a.m. on Monday, April 27, and the interrogation continued for over 12 hours. He was grilled over his much publicised and extremely controversial comments against Congress president Sonia Gandhi which many have found to be very distasteful, hate speech-like and defamatory.
The Supreme Court on Friday had granted three weeks protection from arrest to Arnab Goswami, in response to Goswami's petition, urging the top court that no coercive measures should be taken on FIRs registered against him in Maharashtra, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Multiple FIRs had been lodged against him in various states for alleged hate speeches and defamation of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Goswami has been in the eye of a storm after he targetted Sonia Gandhi over the Palghar mob lynching incident, in his programme on Republic Bharat news channel last week. Many have seen Goswami’s attempt at communalising a law and order matter.
Dramatically, soon after the FIRs were registered, Goswami released a video a little after Thursday midnight, saying him and his wife were attacked by people, allegedly sent by the Congress, while they were leaving from the Republic TV office in Mumbai. He claimed that this was done as a response to his remarks about Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress has categorically denied these allegations. Two people who were arrested in connection with the alleged attack on Arnab Goswami’s car have incidentally been granted bail by Bhoiwada Court on Monday.