Editor in chief and founder of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami had made headlines when he was arrested on Wednesday under chargers of abetment of a suicide case in 2018. While some users criticised this arrest and wanted to seek justice for Arnab many took to Twitter to express their contentment and even applaud Mumbai Police for this effort.
There were extremely mixed reactions to Arnab’s arrest
While the news of his arrest came out of the blue, people were quick to give their opinions on the subject and make their contentment or frustration known. Several BJP leaders, union minister and even Home minister Amit Shah slammed the arrest of Arnab. Rumours about this arrest being a classic ‘revenge politics’ move circulated since Arnab has frequently attacked Mumbai Police as well as Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray.
However, Twitter seemed to break with many people celebrating his arrest with the hashtag #WellDoneMumbaiPolice and #karma soon trending. According to many people, this arrest is justified since he not only did not pay his dues that he owed Anvay Naik but is also mentioned by Naik in his suicide letter in 2018.
During the investigation of SSR’s suicide, Arnab was frequently criticised for conducting media trials, ‘witch hunts’ and constantly vilifying Rhea Chakraborty and the Bollywood industry without any real proof in hand. In fact, the matter got so bad that Bollywood geared up for a battle against Republic TV. He even angered the 420 community, citing complete misinformation that compared weed and hash to hard drugs like cocaine and MDMA.
The internet was quick to come up with hilarious memes about his arrest
Just a few hours after news broke out about Arnab’s arrest, hilarious memes ensued. While being funny, they also attempted to show the harsh truth on how Arnab had to face the same humiliation and an ‘executioner style’ of arrest without a proper trial, just like Rhea had faced.
Even comedian Kunal Kamra, who has had a public beef with Arnab on an Indigo flight, was quick to share a hilarious video about his arrest on his Twitter handle.
He was even quick to give a witty comeback to Amit Shah’s tweet condemning Arnab’s arrest citing it as an attack on ‘free press’.
While the internet may have it’s opinion’s on the subject, it is important to understand the gravity of what is happening. If someone has been charged with abetment of a suicide, he should not be exempt from the law and should face the appropriate consequences. After all, that is what he has been advocating on his own channel “Justice for what has happened should be served”. It is just that this time Arnab, himself will have to face the consequences.