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Arnab's WhatsApp chat shows leak of classified information, requires Parliamentary Committee probe, says NCP

In the WhatsApp chat, it was revealed that Arnab had information of Balakot airstrike three days in advance of the actual strike incident.

Published: 17th January 2021 08:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2021 09:03 PM   |  A+A-

Republic TV editor-in chief Arnab Goswami

Republic TV editor-in chief Arnab Goswami (File Photo| AFP)

Express News Service

MUMBAI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) demanded the forming of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the purported WhatsApp chats of Republic TV Editor Arnab Goswami and BARC former CEO Partho Dasgupta where Arnab claimed to have the Balakot airstrike information three days in advance of the incident.

Mumbai police have submitted the over 3000 pages charge-sheet and the purported WhatsApp chat that runs over 500 pages are part of this additional charge-sheet of TRP scam. In the WhatsApp chat, it was revealed that Arnab had information of Balakot airstrike three days in advance of the actual strike incident.

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Nawab Malik, NCP minister and a spokesperson said that Arnab Goswami has got the classified military information and he has subsequently shared with BARC former CEO Partho Dasgupta. “This is a very serious matter and concerned with national security. We will take up this matter to parliament and demand the setting up the JPC. We need to probe whether this classified information of Balakot airstrike by Indian Air Force is only shared with Dasgupta or anyone else who is spies and enemy of India. Besides, who is the person in government who shared this confidential information with Arnab Goswami,” Malik said.

Malik further said that Goswami has committed a very serious crime that is against the interest of the nation. The Congress also demanded the probe in this incident.

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Maharashtra Congress leader and former CM Prithviraj Chavan tweeted that the Government of India must launch a thorough probe. “Also the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence must take this matter with utmost priority. #ArnabGate. The voluminous transcript of Mr Goswami’s chats released by Mumbai Police is deeply disturbing. Who gave access to such sensitive information from national security to constitutional amendments and political appointments? #ArnabGate,” said Chavan.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra BJP distanced from the leaked In the WhatsApp chat. Chandrakant Patil said that the BJP and its leaders have nothing to do with the leaked what's app chat of the Arnab Goswami.

“Someone is saying or claiming something that does not mean it is true. And, we should not also believe it also,” Patil said.



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  • Dinesh

    Very one knows whatsup chat can not be evidence in court and it can be forged. Still unnecessary making a news..
    1 month ago reply
  • Sridhar

    The PM himself has proclaimed 3 days before balakot that Pakistan beware we are coming for you. What is this military secret here? Kisko ullu bana rahe ho? Any journalist worth his salt knew something was going to happen...people have memories of URI surgical strikes. Pakistan itself was peeing in its pants and asking for talks.
    1 month ago reply
    • ddd

      n what about article 370....and alos there are multiple instances of arnab NM and AS nexus in the chats dont be a blind bhakt
      1 month ago reply
    • Anil Verma

      bhakt will always be bhakt
      1 month ago reply
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