Criminal complaint against Arnab Goswami for theft of Times Now property

The Times Group is suing Republic TVs Arnab Goswami and Prema Sridevi for stealing Lalu Sunanda Pushkar tapes

The complaint filed with the Azad Maidan Police Station in Mumbai also accused journalist Prema Sridevi of the same crime.

The Times Group has filed a criminal case against Republic TVs Arnab Goswami and Prema Sridevi, alleging that they stole Lalu, Sunanda Pushkar tapes. "Both these exposes displayed material (in the form of audio tapes of phone conversations) that was procured and accessed while Mr. Goswami and Ms. Prema were in the employment of Times Now", BCCL said in a press statement.

The Economic Times, published by the BCCL, has reported that the company has lodged a complaint against Goswami and his colleague Prema Sridevi for infringing its copyright.

"On May 6, 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.

A criminal case has been filed against journalist and founder of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami by well-known news channel Times Now Group, also called Bennett Coleman & Co.

A Republic employee tweeted what he said was Goswami reaction.

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The two exposés pertain to the Sunanda Pushkar murder case, which was aired on 8 May on Republic TV, and telephonic conversations between Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and his party colleague and mafia don Shahabuddin, who is now lodged in Tihar Jail on charges of murder, on 6 May.

'In fact, Mr Arnab Goswami and Ms. Prema Sridevi have on Republic TV admitted and claimed that the audio conversation in the Sunanda Pushkar case aired on 8th May 2017 was in their possession for the last two years when they were in their previous organisation, ie, with Times Now, ' the channel said in the release.

Republic News Channel was launched on May 6th, and on that same day, they broadcasted a sting operation on Ex-Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, wherein he was caught speaking with criminals and talking about how to manage the state.

The "response" said, "Interesting to see them get so nervous".

The channel also broadcast an audio conversation between Sridevi and late Sunanda Pushkar. As a reporter, we have every right to follow every story and every leak.

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