New Delhi. The Editors Guild of India has issued a statement condemning the actions by the Mumbai Police. The press association has also expressed its shock over the arrest. Over a dozen police personnel manhandled Arnab Goswami and as many as 10 police personnel entered the residence of Arnab Goswami on Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, over a dozen officers of the Mumbai Police reached Arnab Goswami’s residence. When Arnab was forcefully pushed inside the Police van and 10-12 policemen surrounded him, he said, “They assaulted me, and they did not let me meet my family. They did not let me meet my father-in-law, my mother-in-law, they beat up my son. They physically assaulted me in my own residence. I want the justice system of the country to see, people of India, fight for me.”
Statement – The Editors Guild of India is shocked to learn about the arrest of Arnab Goswami, editor-inchief of Republic TV, in the early hours of Wednesday by the Police. Goswami was arrested from his Mumbai residence on reportedly an abetment to suicide case. We condemn the sudden arrest and find it extremely distressing. The Guild calls upon the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to ensure that Goswami is treated fairly and state power is not used against critical reporting by the media.