Mumbai. Editor-in-chief of Times Now, Arnab Goswami has been arrested straight from his television studio for leading anti-corruption protests against the government, which were threatening to snowball into a bigger spectacle than Anna’s protests at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. Arnab was into his 127th hour of “indefinite anchoring” when he was arrested by the state police and sent into three weeks of judicial custody at the Arthur Road jail.

“Whenever we switched on the television to watch news, we saw him anchoring bulletins on Times Now; it was adding tension to the already edgy scenario,” Home Minister P Chidambaram justified the arrest, which he claimed was done under the provisions of the section 107 & 151 of the CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code).

Arnab Goswami arrested

Arnab Goswami apparently asked at least thirteen direct questions to the police officers who came to arrest him, and later repeated those to the officials present at the Arthur Road Jail.

Arnab was arrested just before he was to step into his The Newshour studio, where around a dozen guests were scheduled to discuss the Jan Lokpal impasse with him. Arnab had already declared the Prime Minister’s letter to Anna Hazare as “smokescreen”, which many people believe became the reason for his arrest.

“Not at all! We respect freedom of speech of our citizens. He was not arrested for opposing the government,” Chidambaram denied the rumours, “It was a routine decision to maintain law and order in the country.”

Chidambaram further claimed that the government was also worried about the health of Arnab, which could have deteriorated had he not stopped his indefinite anchoring.

“He clearly was skipping lunch and dinner to anchor television debates. How else can he be on-air all the time? Any doctor can vouch that such practice will have negative impact on the health of a person,” Chidambaram claimed.

Although Chidambaram took full responsibility of the latest arrest and didn’t blame it on the state police as he had done in the case of Anna Hazare’s arrest earlier, sources tell Faking News that the orders for arresting Arnab Goswami came directly from the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office).

“Prime Minister was mighty worried about the health of Arnab. After Sonia Gandhi and Anna Hazare, he can’t afford to take care of wellbeing of a third person. He is feeling like a nurse nowadays,” a PMO source revealed.

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  • S.Dorje

    Curioser and curioser…so he was arrested for reasons of health, then the logic is to take him to a nursing home/hospital/doctor/home but jail? a healthy place? maybe jails are now being converted to sanitoriums? deeply puzzled

    • Dr. ManMohan Singh

      U r too serious dude.. this is faking news

    • kumar bhatia

      Arrey s. dorjee you are not keeping up with the latest.
      Jail is the best place to be in !
      Ask Kasab !
      The biryani’s they serve !
      Ask Kasab that too ! !

  • Rohit

    “He clearly was skipping lunch and dinner to anchor television debates. How else can he be on-air all the time?

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  • samir

    This was rightly done. He was just trying to blame everyone. He had no logical reasons at all. He is just full of negative attitude. a total nonsense speaker

  • dr pn goswami

    Mr p.c—-you are keeping arnab in jail,not in hospital why?because several months ago three Pakistani prisoners in delhi were sent to hospital at a same time for eye infection.all three had eye problem at the same time and all three had disappeared from your police force at the same time from the hospital.they were never captured.arnab may follow them and this why he is in jail.

    and dear sir what happen to Pune and Mumbai blasts? you,the ex and present chief ministers and the state home minister of Maharasthra are tired of telling lies.resign and join something good.

    • Anna Hazare

      Dont get so emotional ch***ye.

      • bill

        u too . . .dnt get emotional

  • Laxmi

    hahaha …………PC so concerned about Arnab Goswami’s health dat he putted him inside jail. Wat about the millions of Indian who die of hunger, put them also in jail, so that they will get meals atleast 2- times a day.

  • wang

    I am proud of him since being from the forgotten land of India the NE India. He is tremendously doing great in arnab..bhal paisu aponake…!

  • wang

    He is an Assamese by the way.