Arnab Goswami

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Arnab Goswami gets interim relief for three weeks from SC in FIRs against him

The Supreme Court on Friday granted Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami interim protection for three weeks and ruled that no coercive action will be taken against the journalist till then, Bar and Bench reported. Goswami can move an anticipatory bail application during the three weeks, it said.

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah made the observations while hearing a petition filed by Goswami seeking no coercive action should be taken on the first information reports filed against him in various states for allegedly defaming Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

The court scheduled the matter to be heard again after eight weeks, and said any other cases lodged against Goswami shall also remain stayed until further orders.