The trio has moved the high court seeking to quash the FIR and subsequent chargesheet filed by the police against them.
The court was hearing a bunch of pleas filed by Goswami and ARG media seeking several reliefs in the case.
The submission was made by senior advocate Ashok Mundargi, the counsel for Goswami and ARG Outlier Media, the company that runs all Republic TV channels.
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The government must be reasonable and if police did not find anything incriminating against Goswami and others, it must accept it and make a statement to the effect, the court said.
The bench was responding to submissions made by senior advocate Ashok Mundargi, the counsel for Goswami and ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd.
The Maharashtra government's statement made earlier this month to refrain from taking any coercive action against Goswami and the ARG Outlier Media's employees will continue till then.
A proposal for deadline extension was moved in the Assembly by privileges committee chairman Deepak Kesarkar.
The court was hearing a petition filed by ARG Outlier Media, challenging the FIR and the charge sheet filed by the city police for alleged manipulation of television rating points (TRP).
The Bombay HC granted relief till April 16.
The interim relief was extended after the high court adjourned the hearing on ARG's plea challenging the investigation of Mumbai police in the TRP scam case.
The complaint said that defamatory statements were telecast on the channel Republic Bharat during a discussion about phone records of actor Rhea Chakraborty, Rajput's girlfriend.
The police further said it had summoned and charged employees of several other TV channels, but no one else had complained of malafide intent.
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The Congress MP also said only five people including the PM and the Defence Minister would have prior information of the planned strikes.
In the statement, the Republic Media Network said there has been collusion of corporate and political interests to target its Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami.
When Arnab Goswami finds himself in conflict with law, he shouts himself hoarse claiming that the partisan police is trying to stifle the freedom of press/media.