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Arnab Goswami tenders apology in contempt case filed by RK Pachauri

New Delhi: Managing Director and Editor-inchief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami has tendered his unconditional apology before the Delhi High Court in a 2016 contempt case moved by former Executive Vice Chairman of TERI RK Pachauri against him and others for “fragrant and willful disobedience” of the court’s earlier orders restricting them from publishing certain claims against him.

Goswami was with Times Now when the case was filed in 2016.
“I hereby tender my apology to this Hon’ble Court and request that this Hon’ble Court may graciously be pleased to accept the apology and close the instant proceedings against the deponent,” reads Goswami’s affidavit.

The response further mentions that Goswami is a law abiding and a respectable citizen of the country, hold all courts in high esteem.

“I had no intention to commit any act/ omission amounting to disobedience much less, wilful disobedience of the orders of this Court. I say that the alleged broadcasts were done under the bona fide belief that the same was not prohibited in terms of order passed by this Hon’ble Court on 18.02.2015 passed in C.S. (OS) 425 of 2015.

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