'An act of utter cowardice': Anupam Kher, Madhur Bhandarkar and others condemn attack on Arnab Goswami
'An act of utter cowardice': Anupam Kher, Madhur Bhandarkar and others condemn attack on Arnab Goswami
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Hours after Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami, shared a video on Thursday revealing that he was physically attacked by goons of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, eminent Bollywood personalities Anupam Kher, Ashoke Pandit and Madhur Bhandarkar have condemned the heinous act.

Taking to Twitter, here’s how the celebs reacted.

Two persons were arrested on Thursday morning for allegedly attacking Goswami and his wife Samyabrata Ray. The FIR has been registered at the NM Joshi Marg Police station under Sections 341 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone 3, Avinash Kumar told ANI.

Goswami in his complaint to the police has alleged that he and his wife were attacked by Youth Congress workers when they were driving back home from the Republic TV Headquarters in Worli.

This celebration of the attack on me further reinforces my belief that this attack on me and my wife Samyabrata Ray has been orchestrated by Sonia Gandhi and her close circle of Congress leaders at a time when we have raised serious questions about her accountability in several cases, including the attack on Hindu monks in Palghar on 16th April," Goswami stated.

He also alleged that there is "considerable" evidence that top Congress leaders have been carrying out an attempt to incite towards a "violent attack" on him and the Republic Network. "Senior Congress leaders, in fact, have suggested the 'modus operandi' of the attack on me. So it cannot be a coincidence that a physical attack on me follows a series of threatening and violence laced comments by leaders loyal to Sonia Gandhi.”

On Wednesday, in a TV debate, Goswami had accused Gandhi of being silent on the mob lynching incident which took place in Maharashtra's Palghar on the night of April 16. He said that she would not have remained silent if Christian padres would have been the victims. He said, "I would like to ask the country, would the country had remained silent if Maulvis or Christian Padres would have been targeted the way Hindu saints were? Would Italy’s Antonia Maino (Sonia Gandhi) have remained silent then? I would like to tell you, if the victims had been Christian padres, Sonia Gandhi, who had come from Rome, would not have remained silent on the issue."

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