A top former officer of Mumbai police has filed a civil suit in Mumbai court seeking to prohibit Republic TV, its sister Hindi channel Republic Bharat and its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami from discussing FIR (First Information Report) registered by the Mumbai force in connection to alleged TRP (Television Rating Points) scam.
Plea is made by former ACP Iqbal Shaikh against Republic TV Media Network for causing ‘mental agony’
In the plea of former ACP Iqbal Shaikh, the applicant has accused Republic TV Media of launching a ‘smear campaign’ against Mumbai Police. He also made objections under his plea on the comments made by Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami against Mumbai commissioner Param Bir Singh. Under his plea he also accused the Tv channel of causing him ‘mental agony’ on account of Goswami’s ‘defamatory reports’ against Mumbai Police Force seeking damages to the tune of Rs 5 Lakh.
Shaikh accused Republic’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami for making disgraceful comments on Mumbai Police Force
Former ACP Iqbal Shaikh also accused Republic TV and R Bharat of launching a ‘smear campaign’ against Mumbai Police Force also adding that the channel’s allegations against force has aggrieved him as he ‘takes pride in his legacy in the illustrious police force of Mumbai’. Further in his plea, former ACP added that the debates and reports shown by Arnab Goswami on the channel are completely against the journalistic ethics and degradation of image of Mumbai police Commissioner Param Bir Singh due to the comments made by Republic’s Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami.
The case on the plea of Former ACP will be heard on Wednesday at 11 am in city civil court in courtroom number 4. The controversy started when Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh added the name of Republic TV Media network in TRP scam during the press conference on October 7 including name of two Marathi Channels.