Within the wake of Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami’s arrest in a suicide abetment case, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Wednesday stated the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi or MVA authorities has by no means acted vindictively in opposition to anybody because it got here to energy final yr.
He additionally claimed that the state authorities or any political get together had nothing to do with the arrest.
Maharashtra minister and NCP chief Nawab Malik termed Arnab Goswami’s arrest as “Half 2 of India’s Most Wished”.
Arnab Goswami was arrested in Mumbai by Raigad police on Wednesday morning for allegedly abetting suicide of a 53- year-old inside designer in 2018.
“Correct process of legislation is adopted in Maharashtra. Police can take motion in opposition to anybody if they’ve proof. The state authorities hasn’t acted out of revenge,” Mr Raut advised reporters when requested about Arnab Goswami’s arrest.
“There is no such thing as a anarchy in Maharashtra and legislation of the land is adopted,” Mr Raut stated, including that Mumbai police is an expert drive.
“It’s not a black day for media. Journalists additionally ought to comply with ethics. Media will not be an investigating company or court docket. This statement is of the best court docket. We’re all journalists. Whoever does something unsuitable will probably be punished by the police,” he stated.
“The state authorities or any political get together has nothing to do with the arrest,” the Sena MP stated.
Nawab Malik termed Arnab Goswami’s arrest as “Half 2 of India’s Most Wished” and recalled the motion in opposition to a TV crime present anchor who was charged with killing his spouse.
Suhaib Ilyasi, who had turn into well-known after internet hosting TV crime present ‘India’s Most Wished’ was charged with murdering his spouse in March 2000. He was, nonetheless, acquitted by the Delhi Excessive Court docket in October 2018.
“As soon as upon a time there was a present known as India’s Most Wished & the Anchor highlighted murders & suicides, the identical anchor was held liable for his spouse’s homicide,” Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik tweeted with out naming Suhaib Ilyasi.
“Right here is Half 2 of India’s Most Wished, one other anchor doing the identical is now liable for suicide #ArnabArrested,” he added on the micro-blogging website.
In the meantime, BJP’s state unit chief Chandrakant Patil condemned the arrest saying that it was meant to muzzle his voice for talking in opposition to the Maharashtra authorities, the Congress and its management.
Speaking to reporters in Nagpur, “It’s a homicide of democracy and freedom of speech. Arnab Goswami speaks in opposition to you (authorities), Congress and get together chief Sonia Gandhi. However on that foundation, you can’t arrest him.”
“Reopening this (suicide abetment) case, which was already closed, means it’s an try and cease the voice of Arnab Goswami. The BJP and the individuals of this nation won’t tolerate this,” Mr Patil added.
“Such makes an attempt to curb the liberty of speech have been additionally made throughout the emergency and Indira Gandhi needed to face defeat within the following elections,” he stated.
“We condemn this incident and a protest led by me will held in Nagpur. Comparable protests will probably be held at different locations throughout Maharashtra,” Mr Patil stated.