Delhi court summons Arnab Goswami for running ‘fake news’ on Republic TV

A Delhi court has summoned Republic TV, its CEO Arnab Goswami and its editor Ananya Verma on a plea filed by the Popular Front of India (PFI), Muslim Mirror reported.

The petition alleged that the TV channel telecasted “defamatory” and false content against the PFI in connection with the police brutality committed on Muslims protesting against the eviction drive in Assam’s Darang district on 23 September.

As per the report, Republic TV on 27 September ran headlines such as “Darrang Firing: Two arrested with PFI links. Accused of ‘Mobilising Crowds’ for Protest”, “Assam Violence: 2 PFI Men Arrested…. , PFI Men accused of Conspiracy…. The police has nabbed two PFI men Md Asmat Ali Ahmed and Md Chand Mamud…”.

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