Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday (4 November) condemned the arrest of Republic TV Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami by calling a blatant misuse of state power.
Shah in his tweet warned that such action by the Congress and its allies will be opposed.
"...Blatant misuse of state power against Republic TV & Arnab Goswami is an attack on individual freedom and the 4th pillar of democracy. It reminds us of the Emergency. This attack on free press must be and WILL BE OPPOSED.", Shah tweeted.
Other senior BJP leaders like J P Nadda, Dr S Jaishankar and Devendra Fadnavis have also condemned the action against Arnab.
Arnab was arrested today morning from his residence in Mumbai in-connection with a 2018 abetment to suicide case which has now been reopened by the cops.
Arnab has alleged that he was assaulted by the cops during their attempt to arrest him. Arnab's lawyer has now alleged that his family members were pushed around and his house was cordoned off for three hours. He adds that the cops also tried to aggravate Arnab's existing hand injury.
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