Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami has been arrested by the Maharashtra police on Wednesday (4 November) in connection with a 2018 case of abatement to suicide.
The arrest was reportedly made by the police under the section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the case which has now been re-opened after being closed earlier, Republic TV reported.
Earlier, a police team swooped on the Republic TV’s chief and picked him up from his home even as his family protested while his colleagues started rushing to the spot for live coverage.
The channel strongly 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” after 20-30 policemen barged there.
Speaking from one of the vehicles, Goswami said he was assaulted, even as his shaken colleagues made direct emotional appeals to Supreme Court and High Court judges “seeking justice” for what was happening right in the middle of Mumbai, in a telecast of the developments.
Goswami managed to speak from a police van that he was assaulted, his son was beaten and his in-laws were pushed aside, and he was likely to be taken to Alibaug in Raigad.
(With inputs from IANS)
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