Mumbai Police has arrested Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami. It is learnt that Arnab has been arrested in connection with an old abetment to suicide case. He has been arrested for allegedly abetting suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer. A Mumbai Police official said that an architect and his mother committed suicide in 2018 over alleged non-payment of dues by Republic TV.
It is expected that Arnab will be taken to Raigad for further questioning in connection with this case. Earlier on Wednesday, over a dozen officers of the Mumbai Police arrived at Arnab’s residence to arrest him.
Arnab Goswami claimed that Mumbai Police physically assaulted him while trying to arrest him. Republic TV reported around 10 policemen entered Arnab’s house and “pushed and heckled Arnab demanding he come out”. Sachin Vaje said that Arnab has been arrested under Section 306 and Section 34 of IPC.