On Thursday morning, Mumbai police have arrested two people in the connection with an attack on the Republic TV’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and his wife.
The police said that an FIR was filed at the NM Joshi Marg Police Station under the Indian Penal Code Section 341 which says punishment for wrongful restrain and 504, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace.
Although, Goswami has blamed Congress for the attack. Both Arnab and Samia Goswami were unhurt in the attack.
In a video message, Goswami had said that two men on a bike had attacked his car when he and his wife Smyabrata Ray were returning to their home around 12:15 am on Thursday. He also said that the men tried to break the window panes of his car. But Goswami tried to move his car away when the men were unable to break the glass, they also threw some liquid-filled bottles and again tried to break the windows. But, then he swerved his car away and drove into his building.
His security personnel caught two men, Goswami claimed that they were the members of the Youth Congress. Goswami said, “They had tailed me and they were given information by higher-ups to attack me. I want to tell you, Sonia Gandhi, you are the biggest coward in the country right now…You have no guts to face me…I will hold you personally responsible for any consequences of any attack on me. If anything were to happen to me, it is Sonia Gandhi who is responsible.” He added that the Vadra family would also be held responsible.
The alleged attack has been come days after when Goswami launched a full-blown attack on the Congress leader Sonia Gandi and claimed that she had orchestrated the Palghar lynching. The three Mumbai residents, who were on their way to Silvassa on April 16, were lynched by the local residents in Gadakchinchale village of Palghar district in the suspicion that they were child thieves. These men who were lynched are reportedly Hindu religious leaders.
In his show, Goswami had asked that would Sonia Gandhi have been quit if Muslim preachers or Christian saints had been killed instead of Hindu saints. She is quiet today, but he said that he thinks that Sonia Gandhi feels happy that Hindu saints were being killed in the state where Congress has a stake in the government. Also, he said that she will send a report to Italy about the fact that she is getting Hindu saints killed in Maharasthra. Although, Several complaints have reportedly been filed against Goswami in many parts of the country.
Though several people have tried to give the incident a communal angle, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday shared the list of 101 people taken into custody in connection with the lynching and said that none of those arrested were Muslim.