I had heard that the Mumbai police commissioner was a strong officer.
Shrinate also hit out at Goswami, saying she herself had been a journalist for nearly two decades and alleged that he had brought complete "disgrace and shame" to journalism. "This means that he is the most coward officer in India", he said.
BJP chief spokesperson Keshav Upadhaye, however, said, "The Maha Vikas Aghadi is practicing politics of vendetta".
"Reopening this (suicide abetment) case, which was already closed, means it is an attempt to stop the voice of Arnab Goswami". A suicide note purportedly written by Anvay was found in which he said that Goswami and two others had not paid him Rs 5.40 crore which led to his financial constraints.
Goswami has been charged with allegedly abetting Naik and his mother's suicide in 2018.
The lawyer also alleged that Goswami's wife was never informed about the arrest. The Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief had shown a bruise on his wrist, which is said to be an older wound as per the medical examination.
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The Mumbai Police on Wednesday arrested Arnab Goswami from his residence in an abetment to suicide case. He often accused Mumbai police of being lenient in their investigation into the star's death. He was taken to Alibaug police station.
Police said the two others named in the suicide note have also been arrested. As per the FIR that was registered after Naik's death, Goswami owed him a sum of Rs 83 lakh.
In May this year, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh announced he has ordered a fresh probe in the case after a complaint by Adnya Naik, daughter of the architect Anvay Naik.
"Why are they silent when Prashant Kanojia is jailed for a number of months just because he exposed a scam where children were being served salt and chapati in Mirzapur?" the spokesperson asked, referring to the journalist who was arrested by the UP Police.
But the main opposition Congress party, which is a coalition partner of the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, has accused the BJP of "selective outrage".
Union minister Smriti Irani condemned Goswami's arrest, saying if those infree press don't stand upin support of him then they aretactically in support of fascism. The BJP has also organised protests to condemn Goswami's arrest.
"The Guild calls upon the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to ensure that Goswami is treated fairly and state power is not used against critical reporting by the media", it said in a statement. "The manner in which Mr Goswami was arrested clearly leaves room for suspicion towards witch-hunting", said GPC President Manoj Kumar Nath and General Secretary Sanjoy Ray in a statement.