Mumbai: Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami recently made some shocking revelations of being assaulted. The journalist informed that his life is being under threat as he was being shifted from the quarantine centre in Alibag to Taloja jail on Sunday after remaining in judicial custody for four days.
While being taken to the jail in a van with black screens on its windows to prevent him from being seen, Goswami claimed that he was being pushed and assaulted, mentioning that there was a threat to his life.
In a video, Arnab was seen shouting that his life was under threat and he was not being allowed to speak to his lawyers. “My life is under threat. I am not allowed to speak to my lawyers. I was pushed and assaulted this morning. They woke me up at 6 am. They said I will not let you speak to the lawyers. I want to tell the people of the country that my life is under threat".
According to reports, shifting the journalist to Taloja jail wasn't intimated to Arnab Goswami's lawyers.
The Bombay High Court on Saturday reserved its order on an interim bail plea of Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami who was arrested in abetment of suicide case, without giving him any immediate relief.
The verdict would be pronounced at 3 pm on Monday.
The Division Bench of Justice S.S. Shinde and M.S. Karnik said that they will pass the order at the earliest, without giving any further date.
On Saturday, Alibag sessions court adjourned a hearing on a Raigad police plea to November 9, challenging the magistrate court order refusing to send Journalist Arnab Goswami to police custody.
Arnab Goswami’s ex-boss Vineet Jain, MD of Times of India Group on Sunday reacted to the journalist’s arrest. Jain tweeted, “#ArnabGoswami should not be arrested for misinterpretation of the law regarding abetment to suicide. Gov should alter 1000’s of such laws that are abused by gov themselves(center/state). Sedition is one such law that is abused to counter valid criticism.”
The Anvay Naik case:
Architect and interior designer, Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik died by suicide at their farmhouse in Maharashtra’s Alibag on May 5, 2018.
The designer left behind a suicide note where he named three individuals whom he said were responsible for the suicide.
In the note, Naik said that the three individuals in question owed his firm Concorde Designs a total of Rs 5.4 crore which did not allow him to pay his creditors.
The note said that Arnab Goswami owed Naik Rs 83 lakhs, Feroz Shaikh owed the firm Rs 4 crore, and Nitesh Sarda Rs 5 lakh.
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