FIR against Arnab Goswami for accusing Sonia Gandhi over Palghar incident

Updated: Apr 23, 2020, 10:06 IST | IANS | Chattisgarh

The FIR in the Civil Lines police was filed on the complaint of Chattisgarh state Congress chief Mohan Markam

Arnab Goswami. Picture courtesy/ ANI Twitter
Arnab Goswami. Picture courtesy/ ANI Twitter

After agitated Congress workers filed multiple complaints against Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami, an FIR has been registered against him in a police station in Chhattisgarh's Raipur. The FIR in the Civil Lines police was filed on the complaint of state Congress chief Mohan Markam under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, relating to promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc and deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.

In the complaint, Markam said that in his TV programme, the editor has instigated a crime and tried to disrupt communal harmony.

The Congress has also talked to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Mahararashtra minister Balasahab Thorat said. "I condemn the attempts made by Arnab Goswami to communalise the unfortunate incident at Palghar & also the derogatory language used by him against @INCIndia President Sonia ji Gandhi. I have spoken to CM @OfficeofUT & HM @AnilDeshmukhNCP Strict action will be initiated against him," he said, in a tweet.

The Congress has also initiated an online campaign against Goswami on various social media platforms.

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