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    Published On : Sat, Jan 23rd, 2021

    Maharashtra contemplating to invoke Official Secret Act against Arnab Goswami: HM


    Nagpur: Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that the state government and home department are in the process to seek legal advice on the applicability of section 5 of the Official Secret Act, 1923 on the editor-in-chief of Republic media Arnab Goswami for his 500-page social media chat with ex-CEO of Broadcast audience research council (BARC) Partho Dasgupta.

    “The classified information related to national security which is supposed to be with only handful few like Prime Minister, defense minister, Army Chief and such highly placed officials was with Goswami who was having the information of Balakot strike three days prior to the actual event and he had shared such information with BARC’s Dasgupta,” said Deshmukh.

    “The Central government ministry should now account for it as to how such information pertaining to national security was known to Goswami in advance. I, as a home minister, appeal the central ministry to reveal how the facts about the classified information related to national security was shared in advance,” he said.

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