Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami accompanied deputy editor Shawan Sen who was the latest to be summoned for questioning.
Mumbai: After First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against four journalists of the Republic TV news channel in Mumbai on Friday (October 23) for allegedly defaming the Mumbai cops and trying to cause "disaffection" among members of the police personnel, Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami accompanied deputy editor Shawan Sen who was the latest to be summoned for questioning.
Sen arrived at the NM Joshi Marg Police Station along with Arnab Goswami. Executive Editor Niranjan Narayanaswamy, who has already been questioned, has been called for questioning at 3 pm.
The FIR, registered at NM Joshi Marg Police Station in the city, pertained to a report run by the channel about a 'revolt' against the city police commissioner by senior officers, an official said.
The FIR was registered under section 3(1) of the Police (Incitement to Disaffection) Act, 1922, along with IPC section 500 (defamation) on a complaint by sub inspector Shashikant Pawar of the Special Branch, he said.
This is the fourth criminal case registered against Republic TV and its employees by the Mumbai police.
The FIR named anchor and deputy news editor Shivani Gupta, anchor and senior associate editor Sagarika Mitra, deputy editor Shawan Sen and executive editor Niranjan Narayanswami.
Also, Arnab Goswami is already facing two FIRs at the Pydhonie police station and NM Joshi Marg police station for inciting communal tension and spreading hatred between two communities.
Last Updated 24, Oct 2020, 1:48 PM