Senior lawyer Harish Salve while appearing for Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in Supreme Court raised doubts on the impartiality of Mumbai Police and prayed that the probe into FIR against Arnab be transferred to the CBI, Live Law has reported.
While seeking a quashing of FIR against Arnab filed by the Mumbai Police on a complaint by Raza Educational Welfare Society’s secretary Irfan Abubakar Shaikh, Salve said that “the criminal investigation was intended to harass his client for his journalism”.
Salve added that the CEO of the media house was questioned by the cops for over six house and asked, “What has a CEO of a company got to do with a news telecast that purportedly caused communal problems?”.
Salve claimed that cops also wanted to know the Financial details of the company.
“Considering I have made serious allegations against the local police in my program, I have no problem if the Palghar incident remark is being transferred to the CBI for investigation”, Salve was quoted as saying.
The Supreme Court ultimately reserved its judgement in the matter and extended Arnab’s protection from arrest till it delivers its judgement.
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