Delhi High Court issues notice to Arnab Goswami for alleged Times Now ‘theft’


The former editor-in-chief of Times Now channel Arnab Goswami has received a noticed from Delhi High court for the alleged break of job contract and mishandling intellectual property of the channel.

A criminal complaint has been filed against Arnab Goswami and an administrative summary thereof were analyzed by Business Standard.

Arnab Goswami prior employer asserted that the audio tapes played during the Sunanda Pushkar story and the former Lalu Prasad debate on Republic TV was ‘obtained and acquired’ by Goswami and Sridevi while they were working in Times Now channel.

Recently, Arnab Goswami has launched a news channel Republic TV on May 6. He resigned from the Times Now channel in November 2016.

The complaint stated that BCCL has filed case against Goswami and Sridevi under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.  BCCL directed that Goswami and Sridevi had right to use stories, audio-video content, documents, tapes, while they were staff of Times Now channel.

On May 8, BCCL also showed the phone conversations between Prema Sridevi (former News Reporter of Times Now) and the Late Sunanda Pushkar (wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor) on Republic TV Channel.

The case was lodged against Goswami and Sridevi under section 403 of the Indian Penal Code, and various sections of the Information Technology Act.