Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was assaulted anad arrested by a team of police that barged into his residence earlier this morning.
As per Republic TV’s report, “After shouting, “Please come out”, the police officers opened the door with force and kicking it and held Arnab Goswami by his back to push him. “With legal capacity, we are inside. Why are you closing the door.” said an official. They tried to drag him before Arnab managed to sit down. “Are you coming with us? I am DYSP. I am here to arrest you. You have to co-operate with me. We are taking him to Raigad, Alibaug,” he said.
Arnab Goswami’s wife Samyabrata Ray Goswami was held by the police officers and then told to sign some papers. Policement can be seen trying to block her from recording the video.
She can be heard saying, “I am the Editor of Republic TV, you have physically assaulted me, is this correct? Sachin, you tell me. I will co-operate but I won’t accept physical assault. I will seek advice of my lawyers. Maintain social distancing.”
It is also reported that the couple’s son was also beaten up.
Arnab Goswami’s arrest has been made under the grave section of 306 of the IPC for the abetment to suicide case of 2018, which had been closed earlier and has now been reopened. A police official said that a 53-year-old architect and his mother committed suicide in 2018 over alleged non-payment of dues by Republic TV.