Assam, 11th November: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday and requested him to ensure proper security of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.

Today, Supreme Court grants interim bail to him in a 2018 abetment to suicide case. He has been arrested last week along with the other two in connection with the suicide of architect Anvay Naik and his mother.

Supreme Court asks Arnab Goswami to cooperate with the probe. The court said the release of three must not be delayed by two days and asked them to furnish bonds of ₹ 50,000.

The telephonic conversation came after family members of Goswami met CM Sonowal and urged him to do the needful for the security of the senior journalist, who they claimed is under “life threat“.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal share wrote on tweet, “Talked to Maharashtra CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray ji and requested him for adequate security arrangements for renowned journalist Arnab Goswami. I talked to him as Mr Goswami’s family members approached me and intimated that there is not enough security provided to him. @OfficeofUT.”

Thackeray assured Sonowal that he would do the needful for the security of Goswami, who hails from Assam.

Anvay Naik, who designed the sets of Republic TV, had left a suicide note blaming Goswami and two others for dues he alleged had not been paid to him.

The case was closed two years ago, with the police citing a lack of evidence. It was reopened recently at the request of Naik’s family.