Republic Media Netwosk Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami appeared before police for interrogation on Monday morning. The questioning is currently believed to be underway. Goswami was accompanied by his lawyer.
“The Mumbai Police has sent me two notices in the last 12 hours saying they want to immediately interrogate me regarding my comments on Sonia Gandhi,” Goswami said in a statement on Sunday. “As a law abiding citizen I will cooperate with the investigation, subject myself to interrogation tomorrow [Monday] morning.”
The development comes as a part of a case filed against Goswami by Congress leader Nitin Raut. This is the only case which the Supreme Court allowed to proceed as it quashed all other FIRs filed against the journalist in over six states.
Raut has accused Goswami of trying to provoke people by making use of “indecent language”, according to ANI. “Using derogatory language against someone is not acceptable,” he said. “He [Goswami] also tried to insult Gandhi.”
Arnab has found himself at midst of a controversy ever since he made scathing comments on Congress President Sonia Gandhi over her silence on the Palghar lynching incident.
Earlier on Thursday, Goswami and his wife were attacked by alleged Congress backed goons out to avenge his remarks on their leader.