Arnab Goswami threatens to sue Mumbai Police Commissioner second time as Republic TV founder ‘exposes’ leaks; days after attacking Salman Khan

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Arnab Goswami has threatened to sue Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh for the second time as the Republic TV founder claimed to have exposed planted stories runb by certain newspapers. Goswami also warned newspapers such as Economic Times and Mid Day of consequences for publishing unverified claims about his channel without establishing the authenticity. This came days after Goswami launched a stunning attack against Salman Khan.

Goswami began his show by a long introduction as he said, “Viewers I am here tonight to tell you what that dead rat turned out to be. That Rs 32 lakh that Param Bir Singh said proves me to be a thief is actually part of a payment, par of a payment by a global bluechip company to Republic made through an advertising company called Hansa Vision, which has nothing to do with Hansa Research. Hansa Vision is an advertising company, part of the very reputed RK Swamy Group of Chennai. It buys advertising time on all channels.”

Goswami also read out a statement from Hansa Research denying the claims made in Economic Times and Mid-day. The Republic founder also said the press release by Hansa had destroyed the false claims made by Param Bir Singh.

Economic Times in its report had quoted sources as saying, “Hansa has made a payment of Rs 32 lakhs to Republic TV. When the company’s (Hansa) director was questioned on the same he claimed he wasn’t aware. However when Republic CFO, S Sundaram was questioned about it, he accepted that the company had received a payment of Rs 32 lakhs from Hansa but he couldn’t recall the details and would get back on the same,” said a senior police officer privy to the probe development. “Hansa is a vendor of BARC that installs bar-o-meters, the transaction prima facie seems to be of suspicious nature and hence the two companies have been questioned on the same and the transaction is being probed by the audit team.”

Mid-day had made similar claims quoting a senior official from the Mumbai Police as it reported, “Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze, who is part of the SIT, said they have received a preliminary forensic audit report that shows a suspicious transaction of Rs 32 lakh between Hansa group and Republic TV.”

Goswami warned the publications to issue a clarification with apologies within 24 hours failing which he will initiate a legal case against them. A statement by Republic TV said, “We are hereby giving Mid-Day and Economic Times and the Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited 24 hours to issue an official public apology and corrigendum (in print, on digital platforms and across its official social media handles). Failure to do so shall and will result in legal action by Republic against them in 24 hours.”

Goswami also issued a similar warning to Param Bir Singh saying that the Mumbai Police commissioner would face a second legal notice from him if he did not issue an apology. The Republic TV founder said, “If the lying Mumbai Police Commissioner does not issue an official apology, I repeat an official apology for planting the fake news…then Param Bir Singh and the Mumbai Police by tomorrow morning, I will sue them a second time.”

Last week, Goswami had decided to file a defamation case against Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh claiming Rs. 200 crore in compensation for dragging the names of the controversial anchor and his media outlet, Republic TV, in the TRP scam. This came just a day after Goswami attacked Salman, calling him a senior citizen. In response, Salman had indirectly hit back at the famous TV anchor the second time in a row by mocking his yelling during the weekend episode of Bigg Boss.

 

 

19 COMMENTS

  1. Arnab has to be taught a lesson for whatever filth he was showing and talking on his channel. He thought nobody could do anything to him as he has the backing of greater forces. Things will never be the same and he has to be taught again the ethics of journalism.

  2. ARNAB, such a journalist, for him media community ashamed for his great journalism. Describe himself as a Manipulated, lier, corrupted, shameless, uncultured, egoist man in the world.

  3. Arnab is a haughty bigot/snob. He acts as if he is superior, more valuable or important than others and underestimates one and all.

    Even an uneducated and naive person will have better understanding about law and evidence than Arnab. Recently he aired two audio tapes to claim that police is trying to fix in the TRP case. On hearing the conversation on the tapes one can clearly make out that the audio clips have been fabricated by Arnab himself.

    He yells and abuses everyone who refuses to toe his line. He is an idiot and shame to the profession of journalism. He has amassed riches by pursuing his nonsense with an oblique agenda.

    Look at the way he boasts on his News channel about he being the one and only honest journalist and his channel being number one channel. Highly deplorable.

    Arnab does not understand that the people who are following him mindlessly with herd mentality will start cursing him with the same intensity the moment they realise that they have been misguided by his dangerous rhetorics.Arnab is a haughty bigot/snob. He acts as if he is superior, more valuable or important than others and underestimates one and all.

    Even an uneducated and naive person will have better understanding about law and evidence than Arnab. Recently he aired two audio tapes to claim that police is trying to fix in the TRP case. On hearing the conversation on the tapes one can clearly make out that the audio clips have been fabricated by Arnab himself.

    He yells and abuses everyone who refuses to toe his line. He is an idiot and shame to the profession of journalism. He has amassed riches by pursuing his nonsense with an oblique agenda.

    Look at the way he boasts on his News channel about he being the one and only honest journalist and his channel being number one channel. Highly deplorable.

    Arnab does not understand that the people who are following him mindlessly with herd mentality will start cursing him with the same intensity the moment they realise that they have been misguided by his dangerous rhetorics.

  4. It is now high time that the Central Government and/or the Supreme Court to step in and solve the Sushant Case and also stop the muck being created by Udhav Thakre and his buffoons.

  5. As per Times of India report dt 27.10.2020, the Supreme court directed Maharashtra Govt to give a list of offences for which it wants to prosecute Goswami. At the same time the Supreme court observed “there was a culture of targetting some one and the certain some one surely needed additional protection”. This observation was made even when neither the list of offences registered/ to be registered nor the details of material/ evidence collected by police on the basis of which the Government wanted to prosecute him in those offences for which list was sought for, were not with the court. Under this circumstances, does it not an indication that the Court had already decided to give protection to him even before knowing the list of offences and/or what are the evidence/ material available against him? Can similar treatment/ protection be expected by common man facing similar situation at the same initial stage?

  6. Who is a bigot , Abdullahs , Muftis openly inviting China are holy cows . The commies , Librandos are silent on China .Congress , the Hindu , Wire day and night attacking Govt over Chinas incursions . Arnab in his vitriolic style attacking this hypocrites and in the process he has invited many enemies. That does not mean he has no substance.

    • Arnab should first be thrown behind bars and later made to fight it out. This will send a strong message that his kind of dirty journalism will not work in India. When we had many journalists and political leaders thrown into jail without trial why make concession in his case.

  7. Though Arnab’s shouting down his panelists looke quite offensive, in our weak and easily manipulatable Democracy, such high decibel seems necessary to rid the country of people and parties that work hard to see that travesty of justice.

  8. SATYAMEVA JAYATHE. TRUTH ONLY , WINS. Why some people are hiding away from TRUTH? Let there be a major surgery of corrupt systems.

  9. Well said… He should be sent back to school to learn to speak… Journalism is way far far for a person who cannot speak. Well but some uneducated people like to hear noise and surely speaking is something different from making noise. So the listners avoid noise and the rave party goers chose noise over logical listening.

  10. Arnab should consult a doctor and check his mental status. He is not behaving normal as he was in earlier days, very balanced, calm and witty. Something has happened to to his mental status. I am afraid, he should take proper precautions.

  11. Arnab is a disgrace to Indian journalism. He is never objective and comes to the debate with an evil objective and travels throughout. Shouts at those who do not agree with his agenda. Hope viewers realise how they are being cheated.

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