Assam Chief Minster Sarbananda Sonowal has spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister asking him to look into Goswami’s security.
Arnab Goswami hails from Assam’s Guwahati.
Maharashtra CM has assured the Chief Minister of Assam that he will look into it and do the needful.
The family members of Goswami feel that the editor’s life is in danger. Arnab was shifted from one jail to another for using his mobile phone. The TV anchor also claimed to have life threats. He also accused the Mumbai police for physical harm when they arrested him.
On Wednesday afternoon, after a hearing that went on for hours, the apex court granted him bail in the 2018 case. The case was of designer Anvay Naik who named him and two others for non-payment of crores, which allegedly led him to commit suicide. His mother also died on that day. It is assumed that Anvay first killed her and then killed himself. Though the case was closed in 2019, it was reopened by an order of Maharashtra home minister.
Uddhav Thackeray has also assured Sonowal of Goswami’s security, the Assam CM tweeted before Goswami got bail.
“Talked to Maharashtra CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray ji and requested him for adequate security arrangements for renowned journalist Arnab Goswami. I talked to him as Mr. Goswami’s family members approached me and intimated that there is not enough security provided to him,” Sonowal tweeted.
Just a few days ago, Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari urged home minister to allow Goswami’s family members to see him. “The Governor also asked the Home Minister to allow the family of Arnab Goswami to see him and to speak to him. The Governor had earlier conveyed his concern over the manner of arrest of Arnab Goswami to the State Home Minister,” a Raj Bhavan release said.
Arnab Goswami after his release
Meanwhile Arnab Goswami went to his TV Studio as soon as he was released. There he openly challenged The Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He has promised to have many more channels and has said that the CM has lost the battle.
“Uddhav Thackeray, listen to me. You lost. You have been defeated,” said Goswami from Republic’s TV studio
“The game has just begun,” he said and announced that he will launch Republic TV channel in every language and also have a presence in international media.