After numerous FIRs against Republic TV journalist and Chief Editor, Arnab Goswami, being filed, he has been finally arrested by the Mumbai Police. On Wednesday morning, i.e. 4th November, the Raigad unit of Mumbai Police raided the Worli residence of the owner of Republic TV and has reportedly arrested Arnab Goswami in an Abetment to Suicide case of a 53-year old interior designer, Anvay Naik and his mother, Kumud Naik.
A senior Police officer, Sachin Vaze, reported that Goswami has been arrested in relation to abetment to suicide case of 2018, which has been reopened now. It was also confirmed by another police officer that Arnab Goswami has been taken to Alibaug. It was also reported that the family members of the Editor protested against the arrest when a team of officers went ahead to arrest him. During the raid, a team of Crime branch, as well as CID, was also present at the spot.
The channel, in the defence of its Chief Editor, called out the arrest to be “a move for parading the editor of a top Indian news channel like a criminal, pulled by the hair, threatened, not allowed to drink water.” However, Arnab was able to speak to the media personnel from the vehicle he was kept in and he said that he was assaulted and his son was beaten by the police. Whilst all this was happening, Goswami’s colleagues made direct “emotional” appeal to the Supreme Court for justice.
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— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2020