Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami arrested

Maharashtra Police arrest Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami

The arrest also triggered a political slugfest between the BJP and the Congress. BJP president J P Nadda and senior Union ministers slammed Goswami's arrest by the Mumbai police, with Home Minister Amit Shah describing it as a "blatant misuse of state power" which reminds of the Emergency.

According to a senior police officer, Goswami took around one hour to open the door, when the Raigad Police, with the assistance of Mumbai Police, reached his residence at 6 am.

As per Republic TV, Arnab is arrested pertaining to on an 2018 abetment of suicide case.

We will soon update the space with more information. "Maharashtra Police will work as per the law".

"Arnab Goswami kept saying arrests should be made in Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case where there was no suicide note".

A suicide note purportedly written by Anvay was found in which he said that Goswami and two others, Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sarda had not paid him Rs 5.40 crore which led to his financial constraints. Naik's mother was also in the Board of Directors of the company.

Visuals telecast on Republic TV showed about 20 policemen around Mr Goswami's house. The case was closed by the Raigad Police previous year.

The news channel claimed that he was "physically assaulted by the police" and forcefully taken away.

The police suspect Anvay may have killed his mother and then committed suicide. However, the Maharashtra government announced earlier this year that case against Goswami and two others would be inquired into again by the state Criminal Investigation Department.

Addressing a press conference Congress Spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said: "I am shocked with selective outrage by the government and BJP and it is unwarranted". "He didn't meet our father", Naik's daughter said.

In April this year, Goswami and his wife Samyabrata Ray were allegedly attacked when they were driving back home from the Republic TV Headquarters in Worli.

During the course of investigations Raigad police also found that Naik who had heavy debts on him, had filed NC (non-cognizable case) against a contractor in Mumbai after the latter had threatened him to repay the money he had taken.

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