Not 'condemned' Tharoor for Sunanda's death: Arnab, Republic
New Delhi: Journalist Arnab Goswami and his news channel Republic TV have told the Delhi High Court that they have neither "condemned" Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, nor suggested that he was involved in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
In their affidavits filed before Justice Manmohan, Goswami and the channel have denied that Tharoor was called "the killer" of his wife by him or the channel, as alleged by the Congress MP.
"They (Goswami, news channel) have been cautious in the reporting of news in relation to the death of the deceased and have neither condemned plaintiff (Tharoor), nor suggested that he was involved or responsible for the mysterious death," the replies of the journalist and the channel, filed through advocate Rajat Pradhan, said.
They were responding to the notice issued to them by the court on Tharoor's Rs two crore civil defamation suit filed against them for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him on the issue of the mysterious death of Pushkar.
The high court on August 4 had asked Goswami and Republic TV to respect Tharoor's "right to silence," but did not give an order on the Congress MP's plea to restrain the news network from alleged misreporting on his wife's death.