ARNAB GOSWAMI’S PLEA FOR TRANSFER OF CASE FROM MUMBAI POLICE TO CBI REJECTED. SC ALSO REJECTS PRAYER FOR QUASHING OF FIR.

The SC rejected the plea made by Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, for transfer of probe of the case registered by Mumbai police for alleged communal remarks to the Central Bureau of Investigation.The Court also rejected his prayer for quashing of the FIR.

There can be no quashing of FIR under Article 32. The Petitioner has the liberty to pursue remedy before the competent court”, the Court said. A bench of  Justices Chandrachud & MR Shah had reserved orders on the aforementioned writ petition  on May 11.

The Court has also clarified that there should not be any further FIRs against him on the same cause of action, and quashed the subsequent FIRs following the dictum in TT Antony’s case.