After the Bombay excessive court docket posted the listening to of Republic Tv editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami’s interim bail plea to Friday, the 47-year-old journalist spent one other evening at Alibag Nagar Parishad Faculty, designated as a Covid-19 centre of the jail. Earlier than shifting him to the primary jail, in case his bail plea is just not granted, he can be examined for Covid-19. Goswami was arrested on Wednesday from his Decrease Parel home in Mumbai and was then taken to Alibag in reference to a 2018 case of abetment to suicide. Designer Anvay Naik and his mom Kumud Naik died of suicide and named Goswami as one of many three individuals who didn’t pay dues amounting to Rs 5.four crore.
Right here’s the place the case stands
1. The Bombay excessive court docket heard the case on Thursday and posted it for as we speak as they needed Anvay Naik’s spouse Akshata Naik as a respondent. Maharashtra authorities and Akshata Naik are the respondents within the case.
2. On Thursday, the Alibag police moved a revision utility to periods court docket searching for quashing of the Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace’s earlier order (wherein Goswami was remanded to judicial custody) and the police custody of Goswami. However there are probabilities that Goswami may get interim reduction as we speak.
three. At current, there is no such thing as a bail plea earlier than the Alibag court docket as Goswami’s counsel Abad Ponda mentioned the bail plea has been withdrawn. Because the case now lies with the periods court docket, the plea has been withdrawn.
four. Goswami is in judicial custody until October 18.
5. The police filed the revision utility after Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace Sunaina Pingle on Wednesday evening denied police custody and termed the arrest ‘prima facie unlawful’. Police, in its revision utility, mentioned the magistrates court docket had “erred in not contemplating the submissions and grounds submitted by the prosecution” whereas searching for custody of Goswami and the 2 different arrested accused.
The Alibag Justice of the Peace court docket denied police custody and raised two points.
* Did Kumodini (Anvay’s mom) die by suicide? There isn’t a clear reply to this by the prosecution. The police have been unable to determine a hyperlink between the deaths of Kumodini Naik and Anvay Naik and the three arrested accused, the court docket mentioned.
*The police haven’t been in a position to particularly level out the so-called lacunae within the probe completed by the earlier police workforce in 2018, the court docket noticed.