New Delhi, May 11 : The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its verdict on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Editor-inChief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami, seeking quashing of an FIR registered against him, for trying to disturb communal harmony. Senior advocate Harish Salve represented Arnab, while Solicitor General Tushar Mehta represented the Central government.
Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal represented the Maharashtra government in the case. The Division Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah, after hearing arguments from all the parties, reserved its judgement in the case and refused to take any punitive action against Goswami. It further observed that the protection from arrest will continue till the next hearing.
The complaint was filed by Irfan Abubakar Shaikh, Secretary of the Raza Educational Welfare Society, who had accused Goswami of creating communal disturbance over the gathering of migrant workers in Mumbai's Bandra last month. (UNI)