Supreme Court lawyer Siddharth Acharya wrote to Chief Justice of India (CJI) over Republic Media Network's Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami's alleged unlawful arrest, requesting the CJI to take suo-moto cognizance in the matter.
"The illegal arrest stinks of pure political vendetta and is in clear violation of law. This is evident from the fact that Arnab was neither served prior summons nor allowed access to his legal team. Due process of law has not been followed while making the arrest. This is a direct and unprecedented attack on the Freedom of Speech and Expression and on Freedom of Press by Maharashtra Government misusing Mumbai Police," states the letter