The political vendetta is very dangerous on the planet. It goes unfair every time. The political Vendetta has been taking place in Maharashtra on Republic TV Editor Arnab Goswami. Maharashtra government has filed many cases in recent times.
In October 2020, NCP’s leader Nawab Malik predicted that Arnab would commit suicide due to the cases on him.
What are the cases on him now?
1. Abatement of suicide case:
Anvay Nayak and his mother Kumud Naik were found dead in their house in Alibaug, in May 2018. According to the police, Anvay committed suicide. When the post-mortem of his mother was done, the post-mortem reports said that she had been strangulated and she had not committed suicide. Police believed that Anvay might have killed his mother, later, he went to his bedroom, and he might have committed suicide. Kumud Naik was found dead on the ground floor, and Anvay was found hanging on the first floor. The police found a suicide letter, as well. The letter was written in English by Anvay, and it was mentioned that Anvay and his mother had to take the extreme step of killing themselves, due to the debts which had to be paid by Arnab Goswami(83 Lakh), Feroz Sheik of IcastX/ Skimedia (4 Crores) and Nitish Sarda of Smartworks (55 lakhs). Anvay Naik had been operating Concorde Design Pvt LTD. The police found him in debts and this case was closed in 2019 due to no evidence against Arnab Goswami in this. In 2020 May, Anvey’s daughter approached the Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh and requested to reopen the case. Through twitter Home Minister also said that CID, Maharashtra would investigate the case. This is the current case which made Arnab Goswami be arrested. There are more cases recently filed by the Maharashtra government.
2. TRP Scam case:
In this case, Republic TV was allegedly involved in making payments for boosting the TRP
3. Incitement to disaffection:
There was another case filed against Arnab in recent times, the incitement to disaffection.
4. Communalising incidents:
Two FIRs were registered against Arnab, for communalising the incidents like Palgarh Sahdu’s lynching and gathering migrants outside Bandra railway station
5. Breach of privilege motion:
He was also issued a show-cause notice by Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for initiation of breach of Privilege Motion.
Is there any freedom to the press in India?
It is a serious concern and question. In the recent “Global Press Freedom Index” India got 142. A few years ago, The Telangana Government announced a ban on two Telugu regional channels. So it is not new, to Indian press to be attacked on political vendetta. Many people including political leaders were arrested in India for the political vendetta.