Arnab Goswami, Republic TV editor-in-chief, spends night at school designated as jail's COVID-19 centre

Arnab Goswami, Republic TV editor-in-chief, spends night at school designated as jail’s COVID-19 centre

Alibaug: Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, who has been arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of an inside designer, spent the evening at a neighborhood college which has been designated as a COVID-19 centre for the Alibaug jail.

A court docket at Alibaug in Maharashtra’s Raigad district had on Wednesday remanded Goswami and two different accused in judicial custody until November 18 in a 2018 abetment to suicide case.

Police had sought Goswami’s custody for 14 days, however the court docket held that custodial interrogation was not required. On Wednesday evening, Goswami was taken for medical examination at a state-run hospital within the coastal city, a police official mentioned.

After the medical examination, he was taken to Alibaug Nagar Parishad School, which is designated as a COVID-19 centre of the Alibaug jail, and he spent the evening there, the official mentioned.

Goswami and the 2 others have been booked underneath part 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (frequent intention) of the IPC in reference to the suicide of architect-interior designer Anvay Naik and Naik’s mom over alleged non-payment of dues by Republic TV.

The different two arrested accused within the case, Feroze Mohammed Shaikh and Nitesh Sarda, have been additionally produced within the Alibaug court docket on Wednesday and remanded to judicial custody until November 18.

Naik, in his purported suicide word, had talked about the names of Goswami, Shaikh and Sarda, police mentioned, including the word was despatched to handwriting specialists in Pune and a report is awaited. Hearing on Goswami’s bail utility might be on Thursday at Alibaug court docket, an official mentioned.

Goswami had on November 2 filed a petition within the Bombay High Court searching for to quash the FIR within the case. It might be heard by a division bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik on Thursday.

A crew of Raigad police picked up Goswami (47) from his Lower Parel home in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. He was seen being pushed into the police van, and claimed that he was assaulted by police earlier than being taken away.

Goswami was produced in a court docket in Alibaug, round 90 km from Mumbai, and was remanded to judicial custody until November 18. The court docket ruling got here shortly after 11 pm.

Maharashtra Police have registered an FIR in opposition to Goswami, his spouse, son and two others for “obstructing, assaulting, verbally abusing and intimidating” a police officer on responsibility and for tearing up “government papers” (arrest intimation) at his home, the official mentioned.

The FIR was registered on the N M Joshi Marg police station on Wednesday underneath sections 353, 504, 506 of IPC and part three of the Damage of Public Property Act, the official mentioned. 


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