Anti-Pakistan TV host Arnab Goswami charged in a death case

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NEW DELHI: Indian TV host Arnab Goswami, recognized for his anti-Pakistan remarks on his show, has been booked in a case pertaining to the death of Congress Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife.

The accused has been filed by Shashi Tharoor for allegedly stealing confidential documents pertaining to the probe into the death of the parliamentarian’s wife Sunanda Pushkar and hacking his e-mail account.

“… In view of allegations levelled by the 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.

It was added that “a number of persons are to be examined… In these circumstances, the Station House Officer (SHO) concerned is directed to register FIR in this matter and investigate the same as per law.”

According to the criminal complaint with a Delhi court, 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 the news channel to increase viewership.