On Wednesday morning , Republican TV editor in chief Arnab Goswami was arrested from his residence at Lower Parel in Mumbai by Alibaug police. He was arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik . He was later sent to judicial remand by magistrate`s court till 18th November.
Anvay naik, along with his mother kumud naik , were found dead at their residence in Alibaug in may 2018. The police had found a suicide note in which Anvay has written that he took this strong step on the account of payment due to them not being cleared by the owner of 3 companies in which Arnab Goswami was the one.
The local Raigad police investigated and closed the case in April 2019 due to lack of evidence against Arnab Goswami.
In May this year, Anvay`s daughter tried to reopen this case by approaching the Home minister. She has asked for a CID investigation of this case.
It is said that the home department had transferred the case to CID this year while Arnab’s claim is his case is not with CID. He is also claiming that he has been arrested by the police without any order from court or any other higher authority.
Now Mr. Goswami has moved to HC , challenging his illegal arrest by police. He filed a plea to challenge his illegal arrest and sought an urgent order of stay in investigation into the case . He also requested for his immediate release. His petition also alleged police for assaulting him after barging into his house on Wednesday.