In a sensational development, the Mumbai Police have filed an FIR against Arnab Goswami for allegedly assaulting a lady cop during the arrest of the Republic TV founder. The police have accused Goswami of assaulting a lady cop, who was a part of the team that arrested the TV anchor from his house on Wednesday morning.
FIR registered against Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for allegedly assaulting a lady police officer when police team reached his residence in Mumbai this morning.
— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2020
This was the only adverse development for Goswami on the day a special team of the Mumbai Police arrested him in the presence of his wife and 20-year-old son. The Alibag Court, where Goswami was produced by the Mumbai Police, reprimanded the controversial anchor for his alleged attempts to use his mobile phone to live broadcast the court proceedings.
Alibhaug court reprimanded Republic TV owner and editor for using mobile phone in court premises. He was trying to shoot and do live telecast of court proceeding. @NewIndianXpress
— Sudhir Suryawanshi (@ss_suryawanshi) November 4, 2020
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police have sought a 14-day custody of Goswami in connection with the abetment to suicide case.
According to journalist Jitendra Dixit, Arnab Goswami’s wife, son and two other persons have also been booked by the Mumbai Police on charges of manhandling Raigad cops when they visited his house to arrest him.
Goswami has been arrested in a case related to abetment to the suicide of a designer, who was employed by Republic TV in the past. The Maharashtra government had decided to launch a CID probe in the abetment to suicide case against the Republic TV founder. This was confirmed by Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. His announcement on a CID probe came days after his cabinet colleague Satej (Bunty) D.Patil promised that justice will prevail in the 2018 case against Goswami for alleged role in the abetment to suicide case.
Top BJP leaders including India’s Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Smriti Irani have condemned Goswami’s attack.