Citing that ‘prima facie there is no case made out’, the court said no coercive steps be taken against him until further orders.
The Bombay High Court, in an interim relief to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Tuesday, suspended FIRs against him for his inflammatory statements related to Palghar Lynching and the incidents of migrants gathering at Bandra (West).
Citing that ‘prima facie there is no case made out’, the court said no coercive steps be taken against him until further orders. The court not only observed that there was nothing to show that Goswami tried to cause public disharmony, but also admitted the petition and said that interim protection from coercive steps will be continued until further orders.
The divisional bench comprising of Justice Ujjan Bhuyal and Justice Riyaz Chavla heard the criminal writ plea filed by Arnab Goswami seeking various reliefs, including suspension of the two FIRs filed against him on April 22 and May 2.
Goswami has been charged in connection with a TV show on April 29, for his comments on migrants gathering outside Bandra railway station in Mumbai on April 14. Other than that, several FIRs have been filed against Goswami over a TV show on April 21, in which he questioned Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the lynching of two sadhus and their driver in Palghar of Maharashtra.