After back to back FIRs, India’s greatest lawyer Harish Salve comes to support Arnab Goswami

Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami’s remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the news channel’s programme has sparked massive controversy across the country.

It is to be noticed that Goswami accused Sonia Gandhi of being silent on the Palghar mob lynching incident. After which an FIR was registered against Goswami for attacking Congress president Sonia Gandhi during his TV show. The following day, the editor and his wife Samyabrata Ray were attacked by two persons who were later identified as Arun Borade and Prateek Mishra.

It has been learnt that Several cases have been filed against Arnab by Congress leaders and supporters. Now, he is facing the ire of Congress after he criticized Sonia Gandhi for being “silence” over the Palghar mob lynching incident, in his programme on Republic Bharat news channel.

Now, one of India’s most renowned lawyers Harish Salve has come forward to extend his support to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. The lawyer has strongly condemned the coward attack on the journalist and said that this is disturbing at so many levels. He recently wrote an article on why the cops are rightly not interfering.

Being one of the most powerful lawyers in India, Salve fought Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, the Netherlands and got the verdict in favour of India. Now, he has come forward to defend Arnab Goswami.

“I have no way to understand why those people are not in jail for the offence of attempting to cause grievous hurt, there was a lady in the car and they attempted to attack her,” said Salve.

The accused should have been arrested and put in custody and should have been introduced before the court by now, he added. The lawyer further said, “the whole country will support you. If the people of 1975 mindset feel that they can get away with this crime, they should remember they did not get away with this in 1977 and they are going to get away with this in 2020 for sure”.

The incident took place when Goswami was returning home along with his wife from their studios in Lower Parel. The editor Goswami held Congress responsible for the attack. Later, he shared a video in which he said that he will keep on raising questions against Congress President for not speaking on the lynching happened in Maharashtra’s Palghar district. Watch below..

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