The Supreme Court of India, on May 19, rejected a plea by prominent journalist Arnab Goswami seeking transfer of cases registered by Maharashtra Police against him for alleged communal remarks to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The apex court also dismissed Goswamis plea for quashing the multiple FIRs registered against him. The FIRs against Goswami has been registered for his reporting concerning the Palghar Mob Lynching and Bandra Station Migrant chaos on his news channel Republic TV.
While the bench comprising of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah rejected the plea to quash the FIRs, the court clarified that there will FIRs against Goswami on the same cause of action and quashed the subsequent FIRs.
The court, however, said that Goswami has the liberty to pursue remedy before the competent court. The bench also confirmed the earlier interim order passed on April 24, allowing the consolidation of several FIRs and their transfer to Mumbai. The court also directed Mumbai Police Commissioner to provide protection to Goswami.
While senior advocate Harish Salve appeared for Arnab Goswami, senior advocate Kapil Sibal appeared for the State of Maharashtra. The court granted interim protection from coercive action on the FIRs till the delivery of judgement.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.