Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami has received a major relief from the Bombay High Court in the suicide case of interior designer Anvay Naik. During the hearing of this case, the court has granted relief to him from having a physical appearance in the Alibag court. The matter is scheduled to be heard in the Magistrate Court on 10 March. Arnab has also pleaded to quash the FIR lodged against him in the High Court, on which the court will hear on 16 April.
Arnab Goswami is out on bail
Arnab, Feroz Sheikh and Nitesh Sarda were arrested on 4 November 2020 for inciting the suicide of interior designer Anvay Nayak and his mother to suicide in 2018. He is currently out on bail following an order of the Supreme Court on 11 November 2020. Arnab and both of them are accused of not paying the outstanding dues.
Raigad Police has filed a charge sheet in this case
against Arnab, a case of abetment to suicide filed by Maharashtra Police. Raigad police has also filed a charge sheet of 1900 pages in this case. In which the statement of 65 people has been recorded. Feroz Sheikh and Nitesh Sarda have also been charged with Arnab. All have been charged under section 306 of the IPC.
In the suicide note, Anvay accused of not paying 5.40 crore
Interior designer Anvay Naik, along with his mother Kumud Naik, were found dead in his bungalow in Alibaug in May 2018. Anvay was found hanging on the first floor of the bungalow. A suicide note was found after the incident, which was allegedly written by Anvay.
In this suicide note, Anvay alleged that Arnab Goswami and two other people had not paid Rs 5.40 crore, due to which they are facing financial crunch. He was not cleared for the outstanding money by the owners of three companies including Arnab Goswami of Republic TV, I Cast / Sky Media Firoz Sheikh and Nitish Sarda of Smart Workers. Investigation revealed that Anvay was in debt and was struggling to repay the debt. The police also said that Anvay had committed suicide.