Arnab Goswami arrested in two-year-old suicide case, Mumbai Karni Sena Cames Out in support
Mumbai – Indradev Pandey
Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV, was arrested by the Mumbai Police from his home on Wednesday morning in connection with the suicide of an 53-year-old interior designer and his mother. The Republic News Channel claims that Arnab has been arrested in a case that has already been closed. Inspector General of Police (Konkan Range) Sanjay Mohite confirmed that Arnab Goswami has been arrested by the Raigad police. However, he declined to provide more details. Arnab has been brought to Alibag Police Station and will be produced before the local court in a while
Minister Prakash Javadekar
The Mumbai Police has not officially revealed in which case Arnab Goswami has been arrested. It is being told that Arnab has been arrested under Section 306 of the IPC for abetment in the alleged suicide case of designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik. In a letter written before the suicide in May 2018, Anvay Naik alleged that Arnab Goswami did not pay after the interior design of Republic Network’s studio.
According to the news agency ANI, Arnab Goswami has alleged that the Mumbai Police barged into the house and scrambled with him. Republic TV channel has shared video clips, in which police are seen entering Goswami’s house and clashes are also taking place. At the moment, the hashtag #ArnabGoswami is trending on Twitter with this news.
Arnab Goswami has alleged that his father-in-law, mother-in-law, son and wife were assaulted by the Mumbai Police. In the video which is running on Republic TV, it is being claimed that the police are seen misbehaving with Arnab.
Javadekar condemned the arrest
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has condemned the arrest of Arnab Goswami and attacked the Maharashtra government. Prakash Javadekar tweeted, ‘We condemn the attack on freedom of press in Maharashtra. This is not the way the press behaves. It reminds us of those days of emergency when the press was treated in this way.
Minister Smirti Irani
At the same time, he tweeted in Hindi and wrote, ‘The attack on press-journalism in Mumbai is condemnable. It is an action of the Maharashtra government, just like Emergency. We condemn it. ‘
Know what was the matter
Actually, this is the case of 2018, when a 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik committed suicide in May 2018 in Alibaug. A suicide note was found after the incident, which was allegedly written by Anvay. In this suicide note, he said that Arnab Goswami and two others did not pay him Rs 5.40 crore, due to which he faced financial crisis.
53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik were found dead in May 2018 at their farmhouse in Kavir village in Alibag taluka. Anvay was found dead on the first floor, while his mother’s body was found on the ground floor. After this, the case was filed by 48-year-old Anvay’s wife Akshata Naik. In the suicide note received after the incident, the deceased alleged that he and his mother were forced to end their lives, as they were owed Rs 5.40 crore by Arnab Goswami and two others, Feroz Sheikh and Nitesh Sarda. The amount was not paid.
In May 2020, Ananya Naik’s daughter Adanya pleaded with Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh for a double check. Adanya alleged that the Alibag police did not properly investigate the case. After this, the Home Minister of Maharashtra announced a fresh investigation. Earlier, the local police closed the case, saying there was not enough evidence against the people registered in the case.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that nothing could be worse in this democracy. It is less to condemn a senior journalist for doing such inhuman treatment in harsh language. It has been done for political purpose, we condemn it.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Irani tweeted, “If the people of the independent press do not stand in support of Arnab today, then you are strategically in support of fascism.” Even if you do not like them, you do not recognize them, even if you ignore their presence, but if you remain silent then you support oppression. If you are the next victim, then who will speak? ‘
Mumbai Karni army also said in support of Arnab Goswami
If Maharashtra government does not release Arnab Goswami, then Karni Sena will go on the road in support of Arnab Goswami, Mumbai Karni Sena organization General Secretary Surjit Singh said