He adds that questioning was carried out during the lockdown period by two officers one of whom has tested positive for #COVID-19
"This will have a chilling effect of the freedom of the press", Salve says
Court adds though that the Bombay High Court may be moved in this specific case.
Court clarifies that its intervention earlier was on account of multiplicity of FIRs across the country on the same cause of action.
He adds that he has no problem if the probe is transferred to the CBI
"When it comes to FoE, Your Lordships have been forgiving in hearing A. 19(1)(a) matters"
Mehta adds that the #SupremeCourt must consider transferring the probe to an independent agency in light of the allegations made by Goswami and Police against each other.
The second FIR is in relation to Goswami's debate program on the Bandra migrant incident of April and Goswami is accused of communalising the incident.
Mehta says this is the first time Police has sought to be insulated from threat and the accused has also said he has no faith in the Police.
The accused would not allege harassment and the agency would not need insulation from threat, Mehta says
"All the FIRs are word to word same", Justice Chandrachud says referring to the first set of FIRs filed against Goswami.