National Desk: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Tuesday that the Center should take cognizance of the alleged chat between Balakot airstrike between Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and former Head of Broadcast Audience Research Council Partho Dasgupta. He told reporters here that the matter is serious as it is a matter related to national security. The minister's statement came after a delegation from the Maharashtra unit of the Congress met him.
A Congress delegation met Deshmukh A Congress delegation led by
state Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant met Deshmukh. The Home Minister of Maharashtra said that this is a serious issue. It is an issue of national security. The Center definitely needs to take notice of it. In a memorandum submitted to Deshmukh, the Congress delegation said that it was a matter of 'great concern' that Goswami not only knew a very confidential subject about the armed forces' national security operations but was also 'openly sharing' them with Dasgupta Were. The Congress questioned how Goswami allegedly got information about it several days before the IAF cross-border air strike in Pakistan.
A number of allegations by Congress leaders on Republic TV, the
party said it reflected agreement with national security at the top-most level. The memorandum said that we would like to request you to order an inquiry for leaking sensitive and confidential information about the armed forces campaign several days before the event and if it is deemed necessary, official confidentiality against Arnab Goswami A case should be registered under the law, 1923. Congress leaders accused Republic TV of allegedly using Doordarshan's satellite frequency without paying up-linking fees and illegally reaching millions of additional subscribers for free and demanded an inquiry into the matter.