Arnab Goswami is in trouble, Sashi Tharoor filed an FIR for allegedly accessing his email.
Patiala House Court has directed the Delhi Police to register a First Information Report against Republic TV and its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in a complaint filed by Shashi Tharoor.
Tharoor had filed a complaint against Arnab Goswami for allegedly accessing confidential documents relating to the probe in Sunanda Pushkar’s death. In his complaint, Tharoor alleged that these documents formed part of the investigation report in the case and were part of internal notings of the Police records.
Tharoor, in his petition submitted in the court had alleged that, “proposed accused persons illegally accessed those confidential documents and broadcast them on their news channel. It is alleged that proposed accused persons accessed the complainant’s e-mail account without his authority or consent and shared the personal Emails on their news channel.”
Tharoor’s legal team also informed the court that the Congress MP had first filed a complaint with the Delhi police regarding “theft of those documents/materials and regarding hacking of his Email account.” However, the Delhi police failed to take any action on his complaint following which Tharoor was forced to move court.
The metropolitan judge Dharmendra Singh passed an order on 21 January, directing the Delhi Police initiate probe and file and FIR against Goswami, who founded Republic TV with the help of BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrsekhar.
The order stated, “This court is of the considered view that in view of allegations leveled by complainant and material produced on record in the form of RTI replies and other material, matter disclosed commission of cognizable offence. In these circumstances, SHO concerned is directed to register FIR in this matter and investigate the same as per law.”