The Maharashtra CID on Wednesday detained Republic television editor Arnab Goswami from his house in connection with the death of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik in 2018. A senior police official has confirmed that Goswami will now be taken to Alibaug.
This case goes back to 2018 when a 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik dies by suicide in Alibaug in May 2018. A suicide note purportedly written by Anvay was found in which he said that Goswami and two others — Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sarda —had not paid him Rs 5.40 crore which led to his financial constraints.
In 2018, the Alibaug police had filed a case of abetment to suicide but in 2019 the case was closed by Raigad Police.
In May 2020, Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh announced a fresh CID investigation into the case after Adnya Naik, daughter of Avnay Naik approached him and complained that the Alibaug police had not investigated the “non-payment of dues from Arnab Goswami’s Republic”.
The Mumbai Police on Wednesday reportedly entered the residence of Republic TV Editor and senior journalist Arnab Goswami in an attempt to detain him in a case filed against his channel over TRP ratings, reported news agency ANI.
ANI further quoted Goswami himself as saying that the Mumbai Police has physically assaulted him by illegally entering his house. Screenshots of Republic TV running the news of police entering his house were also shared by ANI, in which policemen can be seen purportedly inside Arnab Goswami’s house and what appears to be a scuffle inside.