On Wednesday morning, Mumbai police arrested Arnab Goswami from his house and took him to custody. Police arrested Arnab in a 2018 suicide case after which the lower court sent him to 14 days of custody. The charge against him was that he did not pay the money of an interior designer and forced him to suicide. After his arrest, Arnab Goswami accused the Mumbai police of assaulting him, along with his wife, children, and father-in-law. In this case, the bail plea of Arnab Goswami was going to be heard in the Bombay High Court on Thursday.
Case adjourned till Friday
After hearing all the arguments on the bail plea of Arnab in the court, the case has been adjourned till tomorrow. According to the court, the matter will be heard again on Friday and along with Arnab’s bail petition will also be heard on Friday itself.
Anvay Naik suicide case, 2018
On 5 May 2018, Anvay Naik was suicidal in Alibaug and her mother Kumud Naik was also found dead at home. Alibaug is located in the Raigadh district of Maharashtra. Anvay worked as an interior designer and owned a company called Concord Designs Pvt. Ltd. The police recovered a suicide note from the house, which stated that Anvay was struggling with a financial crunch and finally got upset and decided to commit suicide. It was revealed from the suicide note that three companies had refused to pay huge sums of money to Anvay, including Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV. The first of these three companies was Arnab Goswami’s ARG Outlier / Republic TV, which had to pay 83 lakh rupees. The second, Nitish Sharda’s Smart Works had to pay ₹ 55 lakh and the third company was Feroz Sheikh’s SkyMedia, which had to pay 4 crores.
In 2018, Anvay’s wife Akshata Naik had filed a complaint to the Mumbai Police regarding this entire case. Akshatha had alleged that Arnab Goswami had refused to give the amount involved in the contract, while the entire work of Republic TV’s office had been completed.
The BJP had the Fadnavis government in 2019 last year. At that time, the Mumbai Police had closed the case saying that they did not get enough evidence. After this, Shivsena came into power, the state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in the Uddhav government of Shiv Sena said that he has issued orders to re-examine the case from CID because the daughter of Anvay Naik has complained to him.
Naik’s family has not taken up the matter for the first time. When Sushant Singh Rajput’s entire case was covered on TV channels, Akshata Naik also posted a video on Twitter. In that video, Akshata had said that “Arnab Goswami is now questioning the Maharashtra government and Bollywood in Sushant’s suicide case, but he is responsible for the death of my husband and mother-in-law. When will they get justice?”
Many cases filed against Arnab
This is not the only case in which Arnab Goswami is under question. Several cases are under investigation in Mumbai on Arnab. His name is the most exposed in the TRP scam, he is also being investigated for inflammatory reporting of the Palghar Lynching Case and there are allegations of open statements against the Mumbai Police, all these cases are registered against him.
However, he has categorically denied the charge of abetment of Anvay Naik’s alleged suicide, stating that he had paid the entire amount to Anvay.