One of India’s top news anchor, Arnab Goswami has been arrested in connection with an abetment to suicide case.
According to the details, the Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami was being investigated for his alleged role in the death of an architect who designed his studio.
Anvay Naik took his life in 2018 and his wife accused Mr Goswami of not paying his fee.
However, Goswami and Republic TV network deny the allegation.
Several Union Ministers have condemned the arrest as an attack on press freedom, with Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar calling it a reminder of the Emergency.
“We condemn the attack on press freedom in Maharashtra. This is not the way to treat the Press. This reminds us of the emergency days when the press was treated like this,” Prakash Javadekar tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah hit out at the Congress and its allies, terming it a “blatant misuse of state power”.
Moreover, according to Goswami’s claims, he manhandled and assaulted by the police at his Mumbai home before his arrest.
For recent months, he has been particularly critical of Mumbai police over their handling of the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He often accused Mumbai police of being lenient in their investigation into the star’s death.