Veterans seek CBI or NIA probe against Arnab Goswami
The Confederation of Ex-Parliamentary Forces Welfare Association on Tuesday shot off letters to the President and the Delhi police commissioner demanding “immediate arrest of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami under the Official Secrets Act for committing treason”.
In his letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, association president Ranbir Singh highlighted that Goswami’s purported WhatsApp chats suggested that he was celebrating the deaths of 40 CRPF personnel in the Pulwama terror attack and also talking about milking the massacre to increase his channel’s viewership ratings.
The letter pointed out that the purported chats also suggested that Goswami had revealed national security secrets as he had advance information of the Balakot air strike.
“Goswami who has sown the seeds of poison in the society and tried to destroy the social fabric is celebrating the deaths of our jawans. How has he been getting information related to national security? How did he know that something big was going to happen? In his purported chats that have gone viral he has even mentioned the Prime Minister’s Office.”
“It is our humble request that a probe by CBI/NIA should be ordered against Goswami for celebrating the deaths of our jawans for his channel’s TRP and also disclosing highly sensitive information relating to national security and he be tried for treason,” the letter said.
In its letter to Delhi police commissioner S.N. Srivastava, the association demanded that an FIR be registered against Goswami on charges of treason and also called for his immediate arrest.