Arnab's chats: Maha seeking legal opinion for action, says ministerPTI | Nagpur | Updated: 23-01-2021 14:35 IST | Created: 23-01-2021 14:35 IST
The Maharashtra government istaking legal opinion on whether action can be taken againstRepublic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami under the OfficialSecrets Act over his purported WhatsApp chats concerning theBalakot air strike, a state minister said on Saturday.
He was referring to the purported chats betweenGoswami and former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC)head Partho Dasgupta, which mentioned that Goswami was privyto the 2019 air strike, when the Indian Air Force (IAF) hitthe biggest JeM training camp in Balakot, deep inside Pakistanon February 26 that year.
''We want to ask the central government how Goswami gotsuch sensitive information about the attack, which isotherwise known only to prime minister, defence minister, Armychief and few select people,'' the minister said.
This issue is related to national security and thecentral government must reply on it, he said.
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