Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has said the Maha Vikas Aghadi government has never acted vindictively against anyone since it came to power last year. His comments came after Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami’s arrest in a suicide abetment case.
He also claimed that the state government or any political party had nothing to do with the arrest. Goswami was arrested in Mumbai by Raigad police on Wednesday morning for allegedly abetting suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer in 2018.
“Proper procedure of law is followed in Maharashtra. Police can take action against anyone if they have evidence. The state government hasn’t acted out of revenge,” Raut told reporters when asked about Goswami’s arrest.
“There is no anarchy in Maharashtra and law of the land is followed,” Raut said, adding that Mumbai police is a professional force.
“It is not a black day for media. Journalists also should follow ethics. Media is not an investigating agency or court. This observation is of the highest court. We are all journalists. Whoever does anything wrong will be punished by the police,” he said.
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Reacting to Goswami’s arrest state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said “Nobody is above the law and the Maharashtra Police will take appropriate action as per the law.
Deshmukh also said that the case was reopened after the interior designers wife approached a court seeking permission for it.
“The court then gave permission to reopen the case,” he added.