Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday condemned the arrest of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami by Mumbai Police. “It reminds us of the Emergency. This attack on free press must be and WILL BE OPPOSED,” he said. Amit Shah said that this action by Mumbai Police reminds us of the Emergency era that was imposed by Indira Gandhi. “Congress and its allies have shamed democracy once again,” he tweeted.
Terming it as “blatant misuse of power”, Shah wrote on Twitter: “Blatant misuse of state power against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami is an attack on individual freedom and the 4th pillar of democracy.” Earlier today, Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was arrested by the Mumbai Police from his residence. As per reports, Arnab is arrested in a 2018 abetment to suicide case that was already closed. Arnab accused the police of manhandling him and his family members. Arnab said, “They [Mumbai Police] have beaten me, they have assaulted me… they did not let me meet my family. They beat up my son”.