Arnab Goswami arrested by Mumbai police from his residence, alleges physical assault
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was arrested by the Maharashtra Police on Wednesday and captured in the 2018 suicide case in Raigad. Arnab Goswami is now being taken to Raigad. He will be questioned by the investigating officer and further action will be decided. ” Sanjay Mohite, IG Konkan Range.
Interior designer Anvay Naik, along with his mother Kumud Naik, were found dead in their bungalow in Alibaug in May 2018. Police said that while Anvay had committed suicide, Kumud’s postmortem report specified that he strangled and did not commit suicide.
Police believe that Anvay murdered her before committing suicide. After that, the police report an unintentional death and a case of murder. While Kumud’s body was found on the ground floor couch, Anvay was found hanging on the first floor by the bungalow concierge.
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Why was an FIR filed against Arnab Goswami?
Police found a suicide that was not written in English, with Anvay stating that he and his mother took the extreme step of payment due to the owners of three companies not paying them – Arnab Goswami, television journalist for Republic TV, Firoz Sheikh of IcastX / Skikh and Nitish Sarada of Smartwork.
The three firms deposited Naik’s company, Concord Designs Pvt Ltd, for Rs 83 lakh, Rs 4 crore, and Rs 55 lakh respectively.
An official said that during interrogation, he found that Anvay was heavily in debt and was worried about paying the servicers money.
What happened to the investigation in the case?
The local Raigad police investigating the case closed the case in April 2019, stating that they had not found evidence against the defense in the suicide note, including Goswami.
However, in May this year, Anvay’s daughter comes within reach of the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in search of the case be revived. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had tweeted in May, “Anya Naik had criticized to me that Alibaug Police had not investigated non-payment of dues from Arnab Goswami’s public which drover her entrepreneur father and grandma to suicide in May 2018. I’ve ordered a CID re-investigation of the case.”
Adanya had also alleged that the police did not investigate the Rs 83 lakh angle that Goswami had not paid to her father, who fired her for committing suicide.
While the Home Department transferred the case to the CID in May this year, officials outside Arnab’s residence on Wednesday said the Raigad police had filed a closure report and the Raigad police were cleared to reopen the case. Had given CID officials said that they have no case against Goswami.
What happens in this case?
Maharashtra police will now interrogate Goswami and ask him to give a signal to return his claims which he had paid due to Anay. Based on the investigation, they will decide to close the case or charge-sheet it.
Is this case being run by the Mumbai Police?
No. It has nothing to do with Goswami’s affairs to the Mumbai Police. A Mumbai Police team went to his residence on Wednesday morning to assist the Maharashtra Police.
What are the cases against him in Mumbai?
The Republic has been named in the TRP scam where the channel along with five others was allegedly involved in paying to increase the TRP. The republic has denied the charge.
An FIR has been filed against Goswami for ‘inciting disagreement’ in a show in which the channel said that several officers of Mumbai Police were against the action of Commissioner Param Bir Singh. Besides, two FIRs were lodged against Goswami for alleged communal incidents, such as the gathering of migrants outside Bandra railway station and the dharna of the sadhus at Palghar.
The action was initiated against Goswami even after the chapter proceedings of these two FIRs and he was asked to sign a bond of good behavior. Goswami had approached the Supreme Court against these FIRs and approached the Bombay High Court, which is hearing the case.
He was also issued a show-cause notice by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for violation of the privilege motion for the report related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Goswami also challenged it in the Supreme Court.