Officer, who had earlier investigated abetment to suicide case in which journalist #ArnabGoswami was arrested today, will face inquiry, say police. The Investigating Officer had filed closure report, saying there was no evidence. [PTI]
I really want to thank Maharashtra police that this day has come in my life. I kept a lot of patience. Although my husband and mother-in-law will not come back with this but they are still alive for me: Akshita Naik, wife of late Anvay Naik on Arnab Goswami's arrest [ANI Reports]
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 proceedings, reports New Indian Express reporter Sudhir Suryawanshi
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
The Complaint states that "Mr Goswami was refused access to his legal team by the Raigad Police. ‘Encounter specialist’ and allegedly Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s right-hand man, Mr Sachin Vaze, declared that Mr Goswami has been arrested on grave charges of Section 306 IPC"
According to the family members of Arnab Goswami, Mumbai Police Officer Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Hindurao Vaze, an infamous ‘encounter specialist’ who holds the blighted disrepute of as many as 63 extra-judicial murders in addition to murder charges for the custodial death of Khwaja Yunus in 2003, led the open criminal intimidation and brazen assault on Mr Goswami in shape of the illegal police action while issuing criminal threats saying, “You don’t know what I am capable of.”