Arnab Goswami arrested in 2018 suicide abetment case
The Mumbai Police on Wednesday morning raided the home of Republic TV owner and Chief Editor Arnab Goswami and took him to their crime branch office. The channel slammed the move for "parading the editor of a top Indian news channel like a criminal, pulled by the hair, threatened, not allowed to drink water".
Speaking from one of the vehicles, Goswami said he was assaulted, even as his colleagues addressed Supreme Court and High Court judges "seeking justice" on live telecast of the developments.
The arrest is made for the charges against him in the Anvay Naik case. This case is from 2018 when Anvay Naik, an interior designer and his mother Kumud Naik died by suicide in Alibaug. A suicide note purportedly written by Anvay was found in which he stated that Arnab Goswami and two others had not paid him Rs 5.40 crore which led to his financial constraints.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said has condemned the attack. Taking to Twitter he said, "We condemn the attack on press freedom in Maharashtra. This is not the way to treat the Press. This reminds us of the emergency days when the press was treated like this," Prakash Javadekar tweeted as reports emerged of Arnab Goswami's arrest.
(With inputs from IANS)