Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami stepping out after hearing from Alibaug court. Alibaug police picked up Goswami from his residence in Mumbai.

‘Assaulted by police during arrest’, claims Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami

Hours after he was arrested, Republic TV editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was produced earlier than a court docket in Mumbai on Wednesday the place he claimed that he was assaulted by police officers.

Goswami stated advised the court docket that he suffered accidents on his hand, again and finger because of the assault. Following his allegation, he was despatched again to the Alibaug police station the place a civil surgeon has been requested to confirm the claims. Goswami’s lawyer Gaurav Parker stated that he might be produced once more within the court docket this night.

The information anchor was arrested on Wednesday morning from his Mumbai home in reference to the dying of inside designer Anvay Naik and his mom Kumud Naik. The mother-son duo was discovered useless in May 2018. Anvay was discovered useless at his first flooring residence whereas his mom’s physique was discovered on the bottom flooring on the mattress. According to a suicide word, Anvay alleged that he and his mom have been compelled to finish their lives as a result of he was not paid his dues amounting to Rs 5.40 crore by Arnab and two others recognized as Feroz Shaikh and Nitesh Sarda – house owners of two totally different companies.

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In 2018, the Alibaug police had filed a case of abetment to suicide however in 2019 the case was closed by Raigad Police.

The arrest comes at a time when an investigation towards Goswami is underway within the TRP fraud case.

While Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut asserted that due legislation and procedures have been adopted within the arrest of Goswami, many BJP leaders have come out in help of the journalist terming the incident “shameful”.

BJP chief JP Nadda drew a parallel to the Emergency in 1975, saying, “India didn’t forgive Indira Gandhi for the Emergency. India never forgave Rajiv Gandhi for his assault on press freedom. And now, India will again punish Sonia-Rahul Gandhi for their brazen and intimidating use of state power to get equal with journalists.”

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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman additionally slammed the Maharashtra authorities and questioned the place have been media associations now. “Is the #MVA government in Maharashtra replaying #IndiraGandhi’s Emergency? Where are self-appointed guardians of #FoE in this #ArnabGoswami episode, which goes above & beyond ideological/political differences with a fellow journalist? No media ‘guilds’/Associations/Unions today?” she wrote on Twitter.