In a shocking incident, senior journalist and Founder of Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and his wife were attacked while they were returning home from Republic’s studios in Mumbai on Wednesday night.
Condemn the attack on #ArnabGoswami and his wife #Samya this is an act of cowardice and must not go unpunished, in a democracy independent media must be protected at all costs @narendramodi .@PMOIndia .@HMOIndia #ArnabGoswami @republic https://t.co/FraD8OQyEv
— Saurabh Shukla सौरभ शुक्ल (@isaurabhshukla) April 22, 2020
Goswami told Newsmobile that the attackers admitted that they were Congress workers and were upset at Arnab’s show on Palghar incident where he questioned the silence of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi over the issue.
— Republic (@republic) April 22, 2020
In the video above, Goswami explains the attack took place barely 500 metres away from Arnab’s house as he was driving back following his show, with his wife in their Toyota Corolla. Masked goons overtook his car and hurled bottles, along with abuses.
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Goswami’s security caught the attackers, who are now in custody. They confessed to Arnab’s security that they had been sent by the Congress. This comes after Arnab had questioned Congress president Sonia Gandhi in his debate mere hours earlier.