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Arnab Goswami booked for ‘fake news’ on Siddaramaiah

Republic TV chief editor Arnab Goswami has been booked for allegedly spreading fake news about Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and attempting to incite hatred.

Based on a complaint from the Congress, police have filed an FIR at S J Park police station in Bengaluru against Arnab Goswami and R Kannada editor Niranjan.

“On 27 March at 7:15 pm, R Kannada news channel aired a video footage shared by a person showing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s convoy blocking traffic and obstructing an ambulance. However, at the time, the Chief Minister was actually in Mysuru and had not traveled towards Bengaluru. The Congress party filed a complaint stating that the video was circulated without verification to incite the public during the elections,” according to Vartha Bharati.

Congress spokesperson Lavanya Ballal Jain tweeted, “Case has been filed against Arnab Goswami and the R Kannada channel editor Niranjan J for telecasting false news against CM…They telecast a video clip claiming CM stopped vehicular traffic and obstructed the ambulance while travelling in Bangalore. But the CM had not travelled on the said date, he was in Mysore.”

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