In an extremely shocking turn of events, the Mumbai Police which barged into the residence of Arnab Goswami, physically assaulted him and put him in a police van, went in without any summons, documents or court papers.
More than a dozen officers of the Mumbai Police reached Arnab’s residence in Mumbai’s Parel at 6:30 am and blocked all the entry and exit points soon after. They also blocked Republic Media Network’s Editors Niranjan Narayanswamy and Sanjay Pathak from entering Arnab’s residence.
Republic News confirmed that Arnab and his young son was physically manhandled by the Mumbai Police cops before they took him in custody.
Mumbai Police encounter-specialist API Sachn Vaze confirmed to Republic that Arnab Goswami was arrested in a case that has been closed, that has nothing to do with the TRP case in which there has been an attempt to implicate Republic. He has been taken to the Raigad police station after the assault.
Yesterday only, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh planted another fake news and called Arnab “the biggest hawala operator in Mumbai.” Debunking his claims, Arnab Goswami stressed that the network sustains only on the blessings of the viewers.
Arnab brought to the viewers’ attention a piece of paper that is framed in his office. Mentioning that it showed the first week of television ratings when Republic TV was launched, he recalled that the channel topped the ranking charts then itself.
Arnab Goswami and the Mumbai Police have been at loggerheads over several issues including the lynching of three Sadhus at Palghar, the Sushant Singh Rajput case and allegations Republic TV was involved in a fake TRP.