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Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami was detained by Raigad police on Wednesday in reference to abetment to suicide case filed in opposition to him and two others in 2018. “Arnab Goswami is at present being taken to Raigad. He shall be interrogated by the investigating officer and the additional plan of action can be determined accordingly,” Sanjay Mohite, IG Konkan Vary stated. The police in Raigad haven’t but confirmed the arrest.
Goswami stated he was bodily assaulted by the cops. Visible flashed on Republic TV confirmed Goswami being pressured right into a police van.
In 2018, an architect and his mom died by suicide over alleged non-payment of dues by Goswami’s Republic TV, the official stated.
Union Minister for Data and Broadcast Prakash Javadekar stated the incident is a reminder of the “emergency days.” “We condemn the assault on press freedom in #Maharashtra. This isn’t the best way to deal with the Press. This reminds us of the emergency days when the press was handled like this,” he tweeted. “These within the free press who don’t rise up as we speak in help of Arnab, you at the moment are tactically in help of fascism,” Union Minister Smriti Irani tweeted.
In Might this yr, Maharashtra Residence Minister Anil Deshmukh stated the state CID will re re-investigate the case. The case was closed by the Raigad Police final yr. Inside designer Anvay Naik and his mom Kumud Naik had been discovered lifeless at their bungalow in Alibaug in Might 2018. Naik’s daughter Adnya claimed non-payment of dues by Republic TV had pushed her father and grandmother to suicide. The police had discovered a suicide not written in English that stated he and his mom determined to take the acute step on account of funds as a consequence of them not being cleared by the homeowners of three firms – tv journalist Arnab Goswami of Republic TV, Feroz Shaikh of IcastX/Skimedia and Niteish Sarda of Smartworks. The three companies owed Naik’s firm, Concorde Designs Pvt Ltd, Rs 83 lakh, Rs 4 crore and Rs 55 lakh respectively, the word added.
Whereas the Residence Division had transferred the case to CID in Might this yr, officers exterior Arnab’s residence stated that the very courtroom the place the Raigad police had filed a closure report has given permission to Raigad police to reopen the case. CID officers stated they haven’t any case in opposition to Goswami.
Republic TV had refuted the allegations and had then stated that sure vested curiosity teams are operating a false and malicious marketing campaign and making false statements and innuendos in opposition to the channel by exploiting a tragic occasion involving Naik’s demise.
— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2020
Final week, the Mumbai Police had booked the chief editor, an anchor, two reporters, and different editorial workers of Republic Media Community for broadcasting alleged defamatory information content material in opposition to the police division. Police stated Republic channel aired the information that may incite disaffection amongst police personnel in opposition to Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh. The channel, police stated, claimed Mumbai police personnel had been rebelling in opposition to Param Bir Singh, and that his orders weren’t acceptable to them.
That is the fourth case in opposition to Republic channel. Arnab Goswami is dealing with two FIRs, registered at Pydhonie and NM Joshi Marg police stations, for allegedly inciting communal pressure. A case referring to alleged fudging of TRPs is being probed by the Mumbai Crime Department whereas chapter proceedings in opposition to Goswami have been initiated individually by police.
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