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Was Arnab Goswami Arrest Right?

India is a democratic country and Media is the 4th pillar of democracy, the first 3 are The executive, The Legislative and The Judiciary.  But, it seems Maharashtra government is above the 4th pillar in India.  This is why today Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was arrested by Mumbai police along with Raigad police in connection to a 2 year old suicide case.  This was an attack of revenge by the Maharashtra government.  First it was Bollywood Actress Kangana Ranaut and now it is Editor Arnab Goswami.  Many Union leaders have criticized the Maharashtra government act on Arnab arrest, the way it was handled and the way it was executed.

Was it the Palghar mob lynching case or the rising covid situation in maharashtra or was it the late Actor Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case or was it the protest carried out by Bollywood Actress Kangana Ranaut on Udhav Thackrey.  All these questions will be answered in next coming days.  However, one thing is sure there has been lot of hatred comments written and protest has already been started in support of Arnab.  By late today evening, there were march protest in the capital of India, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and some parts of Mumbai.  

From past couple of months, Arnab was running a lone battle against the Mumbai police and the ShivSena Congress and NCP government on the investigation of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case.  He had raised lot of questions on current Mumbai commissioner and the lethargic investigation carried out my Mumbai police.  Once the case was given to CBI, Bollywood drug angle came into picture, this exposed the Mumbai police investigation loopholes.  From Day 1, Arnab was against the Udhav led sena on hiding the facts of Actor’s suicde. 

Mumbai crime branch inspector and a special operation squad of Mumbai police reached Arnab’s residence at around 6am today.  According to the sources, Arnab took nearly
an hour to open the door.  Once the door was opened, Arnab’s wife samyabrata recorded the entire event of assaulting Arnab by policemen’s.  Since Arnab was arrested in a 2 year old suicide case, there was no need of arrest warrant in the IPC 306 abetment to suicide case. 
The suicide case is of 53-year-old interior designer, Anway Naik, and his mother.  In the suicide note, Naik had mentioned Arnab’s name in forcing him to take the drastic step.  The case was closed last year stating that there were not much evidence, but the case reopened in May 2020 by Maharashtra Home minister Anil Deshmukh, he stated that the case will be re-investigated by CID.  The case was given to CID post request of Naik’s daughter. 

Most of them are protesting on Arnab’s arrest, but there are some set of groups and people who are supporting Maharashtra government in taking this step.  Many of them are saying this is against the freedom of speech and expression and Maharashtra government is above any law and order. 

What do you think, was Arnab’s arrest right?  Was his case handled properly by Mumbai
Police? And whether this was the result of ShivSena-Congress-NCP revenge?

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