Mumbai: Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with abetment to suicide of an interior designer, was remanded to judicial custody till November 18 by a court in Maharashtra’s Alibag.
Goswami was produced before the Alibag District Magistrate Court along with two other accused -- Feroz Shaikh and Nitesh Darda.
The magistrate has directed the officials to take Goswami to the civil hospital for a medical checkup.
The Police sought a 14-day remand of Arnab citing him as an "influential person" who could also tamper with the investigation process.
The journalist’s lawyer informed that Arnab Goswami has filed for a bail and the court has asked the investigation officer to file a reply.
Goswami’s lawyer also informed that the Bombay High Court is likely to hear his plea on Thursday.
On Wednesday morning, Arnab Goswami was arrested from his Mumbai residence and has been booked under section 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
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 who 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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