NEW DELHI: Senior journalist Barkha Dutt, who worked with Arnab Goswami in NDTV has said that she wouldn’t ‘shed a tear’ for him.
Dutt, Goswami’s antithesis, tweeted, “This man (Arnab Goswami) has routinely tarnished journalists and even called for their trial and arrest. I wont shed a tear for him facing criminal action for his dangerous, communal and vile reportage.”
This man has routinely tarnished journalists and even called for their trial and arrest. I wont shed a tear for him facing criminal action for his dangerous, communal and vile reportage. https://t.co/9XRKwRXpS1
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 10, 2019
Dutt was referring to show that Goswami hosted on Times Now in 2016 where he calls for gagging of journalists.
Times Now calls for gagging of media & for journalists to be tried &punished. This man is journalist?Ashamed to be from same industry as him
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) July 27, 2016
Another journalist, Jyoti Malhotra, tweeted, “If anyone has singlehandedly destroyed journalism its this man (sic).”
If anyone has singlehandedly destroyed journalism its this man https://t.co/pYgZep2BoV
— Jyoti Malhotra (@jomalhotra) February 10, 2019
Journalist Vidya Krishnan wrote, “I’d not say this about any journalist, anywhere. Except for this man… the ass wart of Indian journalism. He deserves to be locked up.”
I'd not say this about any journalist, anywhere. Except for this man… the ass wart of Indian journalism.
He deserves to be locked up. https://t.co/LTTVrsPrJY
— Vidya (@VidyaKrishnan) February 10, 2019
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The court order, according to Bar and Bench website, had 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.”
One of the charges against Goswami who founded Republic TV with the help of BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrsekhar in 2017 was allegedly involved in theft of confidential documents that were part of the investigation report related to the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.