Bengaluru: While Rome was burning, Nero was fiddling is a common saying which we have all come across. 

If it were to be applied to the present-day situation, you would surely agree with us when we say the Maharashtra government and its police are apt contenders for it!

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Yes, as Maharashtra miserably fights the coronavirus pandemic under the dismal leadership of chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, the Mumbai police have summoned journalist Arnab Goswami yet again for questioning and interrogation on June 10. 

It might be recalled that Arnab had been questioned for well over 10 hours in April over Sonia Gandhi’s silence over Palghar. 

Along with him, Republic TV’s chief financial officer Sundaram too has been summoned. 

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A letter in this regard has been sent to both Arnab and Sundaram to appear in front of the investigating officer, Suresh Gaikwad pertaining to a complaint filed against them on May 2, 2020, under sections 153, 153 A, 295 A, 500, 505 (2), 501 (1) (B) (C), 511, 120 (B), of the IPC.

This is nothing but pure vendetta by the Uddhav Thackeray government. On April 14, another FIR was filed against Arnab Goswami for his alleged remarks on migrant protests in Bandra. 

A note on the new complaint: 

The FIR in this regard was registered at Pydhonie police station by Irfan Abubakar Shaikh, secretary of Raza Educational Welfare Society and a resident of Null Bazar in South Mumbai.

In his complaint,  it had been said that Arnab Goswami had tried to create hatred against the Muslim community by linking the Bandra protests with a mosque near the protest site even though there was no such link, as reported by a popular website. 

Interestingly, a complaint has also been filed against left-leaning journalist Vinod Dua by a BJP leader in New Delhi by spreading fake news in relation to the Delhi riots. 

But, we were able to spot an unverified condemnation notice by the Editor’s Guild of India against the complaint floating on the internet. Some questioned the Guild’s silence in relation to Arnab but jumping to the defence of Vinod Dua.