Mumbai: The Editors Guild of India is shocked to learn about the arrest of Arnab Goswami, editor in chief of Republic TV, in the early hours of Wednesday by the police.

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.

In its statement, the Editors Guild of India has expressed its shock over the sudden action of Mumbai Police in the early hours on Wednesday. The press body has also urged Maharashtra Chief Minister to ensure that Arnab Goswami is treated fairly. In addition, it also calls for refraining from misuse of state power against Republic Media's Editor-in-Chief.

Goswami was arrested from his Mumbai residence on reportedly on abetment of suicide case. Over a dozen police personnel manhandled Arnab Goswami and as many as 10 police personnel entered the residence of Arnab Goswami on Wednesday.

During the arrest Republicworld.com quoted Arnab saying, “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.”