In the latest chapter to the Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami arrest case, the senior journalist alleged that he was assaulted in jail and that his life is in danger.
The 46-year-old journalist screamed at the media appealing to the people of India to urge the courts to help him while he was being shifted from judicial custody at the quarantine centre in Alibag to Taloja jail on Sunday.
Republic TV quoted the senior news anchor as saying, “My life is under threat. I am not allowed to speak to my lawyers. I was pushed and assaulted this morning. They woke me up at 6 am. They said I will not let you speak to the lawyers. I want to tell the people of the country that my life is under threat.” He can be seen screaming from the van before a policeman blocked him from speaking.
In yet another interaction with the media that happened while Goswami was being taken in the van, he can be heard saying, “My life is in danger. Please tell the courts to help me. Also, I was assaulted in jail by the jailer when I wanted to speak to the lawyer. I was assaulted when I wanted to speak to my lawyer. Mujhe maara gaya (I was assaulted)”
After being in judicial custody for four days, Goswami was being taken to Tajola jail when he shouted the statements from the van.
The Mumbai Police on Wednesday morning (November 4) arrested Republic TV’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in alleged connection with an old abetment to suicide case.
It is alleged that Goswami had abetted the suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer. According to officials of Mumbai Police, an architect and his mother committed suicide in Alibaug over alleged non-payment of dues by the channel Republic TV in 2018.
The deceased architect, Anvay Naik, who was the managing director of Concorde Designs Private Limited, in his suicide note accused Goswami and two others – Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sarda of having pending dues worth Rs 5.40 crore.
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