Mumbai: The Alibag District Magistrate Court in Maharashtra has remanded Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami to judicial custody for 14 days on Wednesday, in the case relating to abetment of suicide of interior designer, Anvay Naik.
The court passed the order in an FIR registered by Raigad Police based on a complaint by Akshata Naik alleging that Arnab was responsible for the suicide of her husband, Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik who were directors of Concords Designs Pvt. Ltd.
Arnab was arrested by the Raigad Police on Wednesday morning in the 2018 case which was reopened after two years by the State government.
The Raigad Police had sought 14 days police custody of the journalist on the ground that charges against him are serious and he is an influential person necessitating his custody to carry out proper probe.
His arrest prompted strong reactions from BJP leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development Smriti Irani and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who termed the actions of Maharashtra police as an affront to free speech.