Amid the ongoing TRP scam case which turned out to be an open war between Republic TV and Mumbai Police, the latter has, in a shocking move, picked up Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami from his residence Wednesday morning.
Goswami was heard saying from the police van that he has been thrashed.
According to Republic TV, there was no notice or summons served to Goswami before the action by the Mumbai Police.
The channel reported that Goswami was arrested by the Mumbai Police in a 2018 abetment to suicide case under Section 306 IPC, which has now been re-opened after being closed earlier.
The case pertains to the death ofÂ Anvay Naik, managing director of Concorde Designs Private Limited, in 2018. A suicide note by Naik accused Goswami and two others â€“ Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sarda â€“ of not paying dues worth Rs 5.40 crore. Naik and his mother Kumud Naik were found dead in their home in Kavir village of Alibaug.
The first information report in the case said that Goswami of ARG Outlier, which owns Republic TV, had allegedly not paid Rs 83 lakh for the Bombay Dyeing Studio Project. Shaikh had not paid Rs 4 crore for a project in Andheri while Sarda, owner of Smart work, had allegedly skipped payment of Rs 55 lakh for his projects at Baner and Magarpatta in Pune.