The Bhartiya Janta party or the BJP demanded immediate suspension of cops who ‘physically assaulted’ Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami. He has been arrested by Mumbai Police in an alleged suicide case.
BJP leader Ram Kadam has demanded suspension of nine cops of Mumbai police for ‘physically assaulting’ Editor-in-chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami. He was arrested by a team of Mumbai Police on Wednesday morning in connection to Anvay Naik alleged suicide case. Police said that Republic TV owner was being questioned for his alleged role in the death case of an architect who designed his studio. Goswami claims that the police personnel ‘physically assaulted’ him inside his house while arresting.
पत्रकार #अर्नबगोस्वामी को मारपीट करने वाले 9 पोलीस वालो को तुरंत सस्पेंड करके उसकी जाँच की जाये इस माँग के लिए आज सुबह महामहिम राज्यपाल से भेंट की .
पोलीस के प्रती भरती पुरा आदर-सन्मान लेकिन मारपीट मंज़ूर नहीं #ArnabWeAreWithYou #ArnabPrideOfIndia #EmergencyInMaharashtra pic.twitter.com/zjAXOeAsuR
— Ram Kadam – राम कदम (@ramkadam) November 5, 2020
However, in the medical test conducted, the court in Alibaug found no merit in these allegations and noted that the allegations regarding physical assault were incorrect. Only minor scratches were found as per the reports.
Remaining firm on his stand, Kadam called on state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and demanded immediate suspension of police personnel who ‘physically assaulted’ Goswami.
Naik allegedly committed suicide in 2018 and his wife accused Arnab Goswami of not his fee. Naik and his mother were found dead in May 2018 in their house in Alibaug, Mumbai. Naik’s wife claimed that he left a suicide note behind and blamed Goswami and three others for his death and has been campaigning on social media to investigate his death. However, Goswami and Republic TV denied any such allegations.
Wife and daughter of Naik have hailed Maharashtra police for taking action and said they finally hope for justice. “I don’t know why no action was taken in the case since 2018. I lost my husband and my mother-in-law. My husband had written names of three people in the suicide note. If he had got money (allegedly owed by them to him), he and his mother would have been alive today. He was trapped in a vicious circle and rightful dues were not paid to him,” said Akshata Naik, wife of Anvya Naik.
By: Drishti Sharma