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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 16:48

Times Now files criminal case against Arnab Goswami for ‘stealing’

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Mumbai, May 17: Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL) on Tuesday lodged a complaint against Arnab Goswami, the founder of recently launched English news channel Republic TV, and journalist Prema Sridevi for infringing its copyright.

ArnabAccording to sources, BCCL has filed a complaint with the Azad Maidan Police Station in Mumbai under sections 378, with sections 379, 403, 405, with sections 406, 409, 411, 414 and 418 of the Indian Penal Code, besides Section 66-B, 72 and 72-A of the IT Act, 2000. The complaint alleges commission of offences of theft, criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of property and infringement of IPR of BCCL by using the same on Republic TV on multiple occasions on May 6 and May 8, 2017.

Goswami, who was earlier serving as editor-in-chief of Times Networks’ flagship English news channel Times Now, launched his own news channel Republic TV on May 6. On the first day of its launch, the new channel carried what it termed as an ‘expose’ on Lalu Prasad in which audio tapes containing phone conversations between the former chief minister of Bihar and Shahabuddin, allegedly while the latter was in prison, were played out. Shahabuddin, a former MP, is currently behind bars.

Another story was aired on Republic TV on May 8, in which audio tapes of phone conversations between Sridevi (former news reporter of Times Now) and the late Sunanda Pushkar (wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor) and their house help Narayan was broadcast.

Both these stories displayed material — in the form of audio tapes of phone conversations — that was procured and accessed while both Goswami and Sridevi were in the employment of Times Now, according to the complaint.

An internal inquiry by BCCL has established that these tapes were procured and in possession of Goswami and Sridevi while they were in the service of BCCL. BCCL confirmed filing a criminal complaint against Goswami and Sridevi.

BCCL’s complaint points out that both Goswami and Sridevi have admitted and claimed on-air that the audio conversation in the Sunanda Pushkar case aired on May 8, were in their possession for the last two years when they were in their previous organisation i.e. Times Now.

The complaint alleges that Goswami and Sridevi have wilfully, deliberately and with knowledge converted for their benefit and used the aforesaid intellectual property of Times Now and thereby dishonestly misappropriated the said intellectual property, thereby committing the offence of criminal misappropriation of property punishable under section 403 of IPC and several other provisions under applicable laws.

BCCL, which owns and operates various television channels under Times Network, is also the publisher of The Economic Times. Its English news channel Times Now, launched on January 31, 2006, is the market leader in its segment.

 

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Like [6]Dislike [1] #8 Sahil, Mangalore2017-05-18
Guru Arnab is getting exposed day by day :D Chaddi bhakts are desperately running to save him by applying burnol :D Chor machaye shorrrr...
Jali na teri jali na
 
 
Like [7]Dislike [0] #7 Chandra, Northern2017-05-17
Chor Machaya Shor - New tag name of Arnab cowswamy
Naren - Do you know the meaning of Wahabists? You are copy paste ignorant guy. The only way of life which will lead you to the path of success is submitting your will to your creator
 
 
Like [9]Dislike [0] #6 Rahul, Udupi2017-05-17
God punishment and he deserves..
 
 
Like [2]Dislike [13] #5 naren kotian, singapore2017-05-17
wahabists are getting exposed on daily basis by our guru arnab . rashtradrohis are desperately running for burnols :) ... wow ...
 
 
Like [13]Dislike [1] #4 Rikaz, Mangalore2017-05-17
He is behaving over smart...put him in jail...
 
 
Like [11]Dislike [2] #3 Chori, Tik Nahi hai2017-05-17
Chor banaya Republic TV and there are many followers of this Chor
 
 
Like [7]Dislike [1] #2 SYED, AL JUBAIL KSA2017-05-17
PUT SOME BISCUITS TO THESE BARKING DOG, WILL KEEP QUIT FOR SOMETIMES,
 
 
Like [6]Dislike [1] #1 Shahil, Mangalore2017-05-17
Good news. This fellow has taken sincere media reporting into a very low lever to raise his TRP. His likes are Burqa Dutt who too was involved in Radia Tapes. These journalists have sold them self to promote hatred news keeping aside genuine reports.
 

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