Police in India’s financial capital Mumbai has closed all chapter proceedings or preventive actions against Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami as the enquiry against him couldn’t be completed within six months as stipulated in law.
A cop of assistant police commissioner rank in Mumbai Police issued the orders of closure on Saturday last. The police had issued a notice to Goswami citing chapter proceedings against him on October 10, 2020 for the coverage of two events on the news channel that, according to the police, had the potential of disturbing community peace.
Expressing happiness about the new development, Republic TV in a statement, put out on Saturday, said, “Proceedings today is just more proof of what was always the truth. Today’s legal development defeats with firm finality the forces that were behind the massive conspiracy against India’s most loved news brand: Republic.”
The statement further added: “In a separate case, the Court of Session for Greater Bombay dismissed a criminal defamation complaint filed by a Mumbai police officer against Arnab Goswami. Brick by brick, the malicious narrative has been drowned out by the truth in every case against Republic and its affiliates…The elaborate witch hunt and vendetta-driven action aimed at entangling Arnab Goswami and Republic Media Network in a net of false cases has completely burnt to ash.”