His wife has released a statement appealing for his “immediate release” and lashing out at the Maharashtra government for “human rights abuse and excesses."
Mumbai: Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was on Sunday, shifted to the Taloja Central Jail in Navi Mumbai, days after he was arrested from his Worli residence in connection with an abetment to suicide case.
Goswami is one of the three accused in the abetment to suicide case of an interior designer and his mother.
Investigating office inspector Jamil Shaikh of Raigad crime branch was quoted by The Times of India as saying, "On Friday late evening, we learnt that Goswami was active on social media, using somebody's mobile phone. We had seized his personal mobile when he was arrested from his Worli residence on Wednesday. As the investigating officer of the case, I wrote to the Alibaug jail superintendent seeking an inquiry report as to how he got access to a mobile use in the quarantine centre. Thereafter, we decided to shift him to Taloja jail on Sunday morning."
In a video shared by Republic TV on Sunday morning, Goswami is seen speaking from a police van, saying, "My life is under threat. I'm not being allowed to speak to my lawyers, I was pushed and assaulted this morning... they said they won't allow me to speak to my lawyers, please tell the people of the country my life is under threat."
Samyabrata Ray Goswami, senior executive editor of Republic TV and Goswami’s wife, put out a statement appealing for his “immediate release” and lashing out at the Maharastra government for its “human rights abuse and excesses”.
“On Sunday morning, my husband, who has spent four nights in judicial custody (JC), was being dragged and lugged by the Maharashtra Police in a blacked-out police van to Taloja Jail. He was repeatedly saying ‘my life is under threat’ but to no avail. He repeatedly said that the jailer assaulted him after he asked for access to his lawyers, which was shockingly denied. He detailed the assault being inflicted on him during this custody and pleaded, hands folded, to the Supreme Court (SC) for intervention and bail. An innocent man and journalist of decades of repute, who is doing his duty for the nation, has been assaulted, harassed and framed on fake charges. He has been thrown into jail with no reprieve...,” she said in the statement.
Goswami was arrested on November 4 along with two o
On Saturday, the Bombay high court reserved its order on the interim bail plea of Goswami in the 2018 case of abetment to suicide of architect-interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother.
The high court also gave liberty to Goswami to file a bail plea in a lower court, directing the court to decide on his bail plea, if filed, within four days.
Last Updated 8, Nov 2020, 5:27 PM