The Mumbai Police on Wednesday morning raided the home of Republic TV owner and Chief Editor Arnab Goswami and took him to their crime branch office for further questioning by Mumbai Police..
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: Prakash Javadekar, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister
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.@PIB_India @DDNewslive @republic
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) November 4, 2020
The channel slammed the move for “parading the editor of a top Indian news channel like a criminal, pulled by the hair, threatened, not allowed to drink water”.
Kangana Ranaut @KanganaTeam reacted to it by saying:
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 4, 2020
The reasons behind the action, which started around 8 a.m. is not immediately clear.
Speaking from one of the vehicles, Goswami said he was assaulted, even as his colleagues addressed Supreme Court and High Court judges “seeking justice” on live telecast of the developments.
I strongly condemn the abhorrent attack on #ArnabGoswami by Mumbai Police. Physically assaulting & arresting #ArnabGoswami is an attack on press freedom and the transparent abuse of power by Mumbai police. This fascist move is a sign of undeclared emergency.
— Bandi Sanjay Kumar (@bandisanjay_bjp) November 4, 2020
It is to mention here that Arnab Goswami and Republic TV are also facing a case regarding the TRP scam. A few senior executives of Republic TV wre summoned by Mumbai Police in that case too.