Indian Television anchor Arnab Goswami needs no introduction as he always remain in top headlines due to his controversial and negative statements against Pakistan. Once again he is in news for his involvement in death case of an Indian businesswoman and the wife of Indian former diplomat and politician Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar. A Delhi court has ordered to register an FIR on a criminal complaint filed by Shashi Tharoor, accusing news channel Republic TV and Arnab Goswami of stealing confidential documents pertaining to the probe into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, and alleged hacking of his e-mail account.
“In view of allegations levelled by complainant (Tharoor) and material produced on record in the form of the RTI replies and other material, matter discloses commission of cognizable offence… In view of this court, the matter requires investigation by police as it is not clear how said material came in the possession of proposed accused persons (the channel, Goswami and a journalist),” said Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh.
The politician has filed the case against the TV anchor of gaining illegal access to confidential documents that were part of police probe records, and hacking into Tharoor’s e-mail account to access personal e-mails, which were then broadcast on news channel to increase viewership.
On 17 January 2014, Sunanda was found dead in room of hotel in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Shashi Tharoor discovered her body, when she did not wake up from her sleep in the evening. He informed the Delhi Police, who recovered the body from the hotel and sent it for postmortem. According to initial reports, Sunanda was suspected to have committed suicide. Later the autopsy indicated that she died of drug overdose, most likely a combination of sedatives, other strong medicines and probably alcohol.
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18 February, 2019