VHP & some other outfits extend support to Arnab Goswami interrogated by Mumbai cops for alleged defamatory remarks on Sonia Gandhi

Arnab Goswami questioned by cops over remarks against Sonia

Some organizations have extended support to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, who was questioned by the Mumbai Police on Monday, April 27  in a case against him for allegedly making defamatory statements on  Congress president Sonia Gandhi in news shows on the lynchings of two monks and their driver in Maharashtra’s  Palghar district on April 16. Goswami’s questioning took place at the  Central Mumbai’s NM Joshi Marg Police Station  where the case against him has been filed by a local Congress member. After coming out of the police station, Goswami claimed he was questioned for over 12 hours over his remarks against the Congress president, whose party is a constituent in the Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra. Speaking to reporters, Goswami stood by his comments against Gandhi and added: “whatever I have said is absolutely correct”. The TV journalist said he told the police his side of the story and they were “completely satisfied”. Goswami was served a notice by the police on Sunday asking him to appear on Monday morning for questioning. Facts and evidence have been presented and the truth will prevail,” PTI cited him as saying. I am grateful to the Mumbai Police for hearing me…I stand by every single comment. We do not have any pressure and we will work more on the Palghar lynching incident,” he said. His lawyer Sujoy Kanthawala said Goswami’s statement recording started around 9.30 in the morning. The TV programmes where alleged anti-Gandhi remarks were made were shown and Arnab fully cooperated in the investigation (zone 3) Avinash Kumar said, “We have recorded his statement and further investigation was on, PTI says. The Supreme Court on Friday protected Goswami for three weeks from any coercive action in FIR lodged against him for making alleged defamatory statements against Gandhi.

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