Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami detained by Raigad police

Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami detained by Raigad police

Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami was detained by Raigad police on Wednesday in connection with abetment to suicide case filed against him and two others in 2018. “Arnab Goswami is currently being taken to Raigad. He shall be interrogated by the investigating officer and the further course of action will be decided accordingly,” Sanjay Mohite, IG Konkan Range said. The police in Raigad have not yet confirmed the arrest.

Goswami said he was physically assaulted by the cops. Visual flashed on Republic TV showed Goswami being forced into a police van.

In 2018, an architect and his mother died by suicide over alleged non-payment of dues by Goswami’s Republic TV, the official said.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcast Prakash Javadekar said the incident is a reminder of the “emergency days.” “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,” he tweeted. “Those in the free press who don’t stand up today in support of Arnab, you are now tactically in support of fascism,” Union Minister Smriti Irani tweeted.