Court stays 2 FIRs filed against him for alleged communal coverage of Palghar lynching case and an incident of migrants gathering outside Bandra station.
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted interim relief from arrest to journalist Arnab Goswami and stayed both the FIRs against him for alleged communal coverage of Palghar lynching case and an incident of migrants gathering outside the Bandra station.
A division bench of Ujjal Bhuyan and Riyaz Chagla said prima facie no case had been made out against Mr. Goswami. It said no coercive steps should be taken against him.
The court was hearing a criminal petition filed by Mr. Goswami seeking to quash the FIRs against him registered at the NM Joshi Marg and the Pydhonie police stations.
Earlier on, senior counsel Harish Salve for Mr. Goswami submitted that multiple FIRs had been filed across the country for the same incidents and as per a Supreme Court order multiple FIRs in different States for the same incident were not sustainable and hence the FIR filed against Mr. Goswami should be quashed.
With inputs from The Hindu