Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was arrested by Raigad police on Wednesday (November 4) morning. According to police, Arnab has been arrested in connection with an old abetment to suicide case. 

The senior journalist has been arrested for allegedly abetting suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer. A police official said that an architect and his mother committed suicide in 2018 over alleged non-payment of dues by Republic TV.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar condemned the arrest of Arnab Goswami and tweeted, “We condemn the attack on press freedom in #Maharashtra. This is not the way to treat the Press. This reminds us of the emergency days when the press was treated like this.”

Several netizens also condemned Raigad police’s move to arrest Arnab Goswami with many taking to Twitter to vent their anger.

Arnab Goswami claimed that police physically assaulted him while trying to arrest him.

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Republic TV reported around 10 policemen entered Arnab’s house and “pushed and heckled Arnab demanding he come out”.

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