The Maharashtra Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has summoned Superintendent of Police Raigad to appear before the panel on Friday by 11 AM. As per reports, the Commission has ordered the SP to show cause regarding the arrest of Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and submit all material records before it. SP Raigad had ordered his arrest.
The commission has summoned SP after Advocate Aditya Mishra filed a petition at MHRC and reportedly informed that Goswami was treated inhumanly during the indiscriminate arrest. He had asked the commission to consider the petition on an urgent basis.
#IndiaWithArnab | Maharashtra Human Rights Commission issues notice to SP Raigad to remain present tomorrow at Human Rights Commission by 11 am to show cause regarding arrest of #ArnabGoswami & present entire material records before the commission https://t.co/RZHKU3wOei pic.twitter.com/Z3WLaa5sZB— Republic (@republic) November 5, 2020
Arnab showed proof of assault to the doctors
Before Arnab Goswami was presented before the court, he had highlighted the injuries on his arm in front of the camera. He said that he had shown the injuries to the doctors. Goswami named Pradeep Patil, Sachin Vaze, and seven other policemen and said, “They surrounded me, held me by the scruff of my neck, pushed me.”
Arnab’s arrest videos
Arnab was arrested in connection to a re-opened case where he was accused of abetment of suicide. The court had dismissed the case against him. While a team of 40-50 police officers was present at his residence for his arrest, his family members, including his wife and son, were shoved by the police officials. Arnab had said on camera that he was assaulted during the arrest. Interestingly, though videos that had surfaced his arrest show how the police pushed and assaulted his family members during the arrest, an FIR was filed against Arnab, his wife and son, and two others for assaulting a lady officer on duty during the arrest.