Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and two others despatched have been to 14-day judicial custody in 2018 suicide abetment case by a Mumbai court docket late Wednesday night time. Senior counsel and Arnab Goswami’s lawyer Abad Ponda, mentioned that they’ve moved a bail software, which is prone to be heard on Thursday.
Goswami was arrested from his residence in Mumbai’s Decrease Parel this morning in reference to the loss of life of an inside designer Anvay Naik and his mom Kumud Naik in 2018.
The 53-year-old inside designer had in his suicide observe alleged that he and his mom have been pressured to ends their lives as a result of he was not paid his dues value to Rs 5.40 crore by Goswami and two others recognized as Feroz Shaikh and Nitesh Sarda homeowners of two completely different companies, police mentioned.
The designer and his mom have been discovered lifeless at their farmhouse in Kavir village of Alibaug Taluka in Could 2018. The case, which was closed by Raigad Police in 2019, was reopened when Maharashtra residence minister Anil Deshmukh ordered a re-investigation on the idea of a contemporary criticism by Naik’s daughter, Adnya.
Goswami was taken to Alibaug close to Mumbai in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, the place he was later produced earlier than a neighborhood court docket. The information anchor advised the court docket that he was assaulted by the police personnel who got here to arrest him following which he was taken again to the police station the place a civil surgeon was requested to confirm the claims. The court docket later rejected Goswami’s allegations.
The officer, who had earlier investigated abetment to suicide case was additionally arrested by the police on Wednesday. He’ll face inquiry, police was quoted as saying by information company PTI. The investigating officer had filed a closure report, saying there was no proof, PTI added.
A contemporary first data report (FIR) was additionally filed towards the Republic TV editor, his spouse and two others by the Mumbai Police on Wednesday night for resisting police officers who got here to arrest him within the morning.
Whereas the Maharashtra authorities and Opposition events are at loggerheads over Goswami’s arrest, the inside designer’s household has hailed the transfer together with his daughter saying “We are able to’t overlook the yr 2018. We need to thank Maharashtra Police for standing by a daughter of Maharashtra.”