The two goons who attacked Arnab Goswami last night, finally arrested by the police

Two people, who allegedly attacked Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and wife Samyabrata Ray in Mumbai, have been arrested.

The incident took place when Goswami was returning home along with his wife. It has been learnt that the editor and his wife were assaulted by two unknown persons while they were driving home from their studios in Lower Parel.

The editor Goswami held Congress responsible for the attack as he thinks that he targeted party president Sonia Gandhi over her silence on the lynching of two sadhus in Maharashtra’s Palghar district. However, he said in the video that he will keep on raising questions against Congress for not speaking on the lynching happened in Maharashtra’s Palghar district in which three men including two sadhus were mercilessly lynched to death by a mob of 200 people.

The incident happened a day after an FIR was registered against Goswami for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi during his TV show.

Goswami revealed, “Around 12.15 am when we reached Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, two men followed our car and tried to overtake.” My car was overtaken by the attackers and they kept driving their bike parallel to my car for a while, later they blocked my path and stopped their car. They then got off their bike and started hitting my car repeatedly”.

Their attempt was to break the window pan of my car, for a few seconds he could not understand what was happening. He ducked his head towards the steering wheel and managed to get sight of the road ahead and pressed on the accelerator swerving to his left.

They were furiously throwing liquid at his car, they tried another attempt to break the window pan of the car, this continued. When he moved 50 meters ahead, he looked back in the rearview mirror. He saw that his security personnel had caught attackers and he kept on driving and finally he reached his building. Goswami and his wife came out of the car and after a while, his security guards reached there and told him that the attackers were Congress workers, said the editor.

The cops from the NM Joshi Marg police station got to know about the incident that few people had gathered at a spot at Ganpatrao Kadam Marg. “When we went close to them and inquired, we learnt that the two had attacked Goswami,” said an official. Later, both accused identified as Arun Borade and Prateek Mishra were arrested.

Dharam Sikarwar
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