The rough patch does not seem to be ending for controversial anchor Arnab Goswami. After a stay at custody, Arnab now has to concentrate on his behavior outside too. If the court doesn’t feel he is doing that, he would have to face legal implications. That’s because, in the coming days, he could be asked to sign a bond of ‘good behavior’.
Arnab’s comments are ‘communal’ in nature
The Mumbai Police has issued a show-cause notice to Arnab alleging that his remarks made during the Palghar lynching case and the Bandra migrants incident were communally provocative in nature. In line with this, the Republic TV anchor has been asked to sign a bond of ‘good behavior’.
The bond of ‘good behavior’
Sudhir Jambavdekar, assistant commissioner of police (Worli division) served the notice by exercising his power as an Executive Magistrate under Section 108 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Code. Under this section, the police would be given powers to demand ‘security of good behavior’ from any person who is suspected of activities like the publishing of materials that disrupt communal harmony.
In line with this, Arnab Goswami has been served with a show-cause notice. He has been asked to present himself before the Special Executive Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Worli Division on November 15th, at 4 pm.
One ‘Guaranteer’ also required for Arnab
The notice that has been served was to show any reasons why Arnab must not furnish the above-said bond. The bond amounts to INR 10 lakh for one year along with the security of a person. The person must be well-known in society and should be able to control the behavior of the person who signs the bond.
Source: Indian Legal Stories That Count