Back within the acquainted environs of the TV newsroom after per week in judicial custody, journalist Arnab Goswami on Wednesday hit out at Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray for arresting him in a ‘fake’ case.
“Uddhav Thackeray, listen to me. You lost. You have been defeated,” mentioned Goswami (47), whereas being surrounded by visibly relieved colleagues from his Republic TV channel.
Soon after his release from Taloja jail close to Mumbai round 8.30 pm, Goswami drove to the Lower Parel studio of the channel, of which he’s the Editor-in-Chief.
Goswami additionally singled out Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh for his ‘illegal’ arrest on November 4 in a 2018 suicide abetment case.
Goswami mentioned that whereas in Taloja jail since November 8, he was subjected to 3 rounds of police interrogation.
“Uddhav Thackeray, you arrested me in an old, fake case and did not even apologise to me,” mentioned Goswami, who was seen sporting a stubble.
“The game has just begun,” he mentioned and introduced that he’ll launch Republic TV channel in each language and now have a presence in worldwide media.
Saying he apprehended being arrested once more, Goswami mentioned, “I will launch (the channels) even from inside the jail and you (Thackeray) won’t be able to do anything.” Thanking the Supreme Court for granting him interim bail, Goswami spoke a couple of phrases in Marathi, rounding off with the ‘Jai Maharashtra’ slogan.
Goswami was launched on Wednesday evening, hours after the Supreme Court granted interim bail observing it will likely be a “travesty of justice” if private liberty is curtailed.