On Friday, Delhi High Court told Arnab Goswami And Republic TV to respect the Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor’s right to silence on the ongoing investigation into his wife, Sunanda Pushkar’s death and also sought replies from both the journalist and its channel.
The order came after a plea filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor asking the channel to stop its “misreporting” on wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death.
According to the quint, Shashi Tharoor said in an application submitted through advocate Gaurav Gupta: “Despite the assurance given by the counsel for the defendants (Republic TV) on the last date of hearing, the defendants are still engaging in defaming the plaintiff (Tharoor) and maligning his image”.
The application stated: “Numerous shows, debates, interviews etc are being broadcast repeatedly on the News Channel of the defendants, wherein innuendos are being used to portray that the plaintiff was complicit in the unfortunate death of the deceased.”
It further added: “There have also been instances when the plaintiff has been categorically called to be the killer of the deceased.”
O the other hand, According to the India.com, Senior advocate Sandeep Sethi, appearing for Goswami and the channel, said: “We have not called him a murderer in any of the news broadcasts on the channel (Republic channel). My client stands by what was assured by me.”