Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami has once again approached the Supreme Court to quash a fresh FIR lodged against him by the Mumbai Police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. This is the second time he is approaching the apex court. In the earlier petition filed by him, the Supreme Court granted him three weeks protection from arrest.
He was later grilled by the police for over 12 hours at a police station in Mumbai. The Maharashtra government has now filed a petition before the Supreme Court alleging that Arnab is trying to communalize the Palghar lynching and have accused him of browbeating the police and creating a fear psychosis. He was booked under section 153- wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause a riot, section153-A-promoting enmity between two groups, section 295A – deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings, section 500- defamation and section 511 of the Indian Penal Code.