Mumbai, News Today,04th November 2020: Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Wednesday alleged that he has been physically assaulted by the Mumbai Police. An official said a team of Alibaug police picked up Goswami from his residence here. In 2018, an architect and his mother committed suicide over alleged non-payment of dues by Goswamis Republic TV, the official said.
Mumbai Police entered Goswami’s residence and allegedly attempted to detain him. Republic TV channel telecast visuals of Mumbai Police entering Goswami’s residence and what appears to be a scuffle. Goswami had earlier been booked in two cases related to his alleged provocative remarks and defaming Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi in a television debate on Palghar mob lynching incident and Bandra station crowding incident report at NM Joshi Marg police station and Pydhonie police station respectively. The two cases were registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including provocation with intent to cause riots, defamation, statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes, criminal intimidation, and criminal conspiracy.
On June 30, the Bombay High Court stayed two FIRs registered against Goswami.