Journalist Arnab Goswami has once again been caught in a stir of controversy as KJ George, Karnataka’s Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning has filed a criminal defamation against the journalist and news channel Times Now. Goswami had been the editor-in-chief of the channel till November 2016.
The minister has filed the defamation case for the alleged role of Goswami and the channel in relating him to the death of former IAS officer, Doddakoppalu Kariyappa Ravi in 2015.
“The CID and CBI probes have concluded that DK Ravi committed suicide. I waited for my name to be cleared, and to see if any counter complaints would be filed, and only after that did I decide to file a criminal defamation complaint against Arnab Goswami”, said George.
Not only George, Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor has also earlier filed a criminal and civil defamation case against Goswami and his channel, Republic TV, in connection with his wife, Sunanda Pushkar’s death case.