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Arnab Goswami Files Bail Plea In Alibaug Sessions Court

Mumbai: Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami who was arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of an interior designer, on Monday filed a bail application before the sessions court in Alibaug in Raigad district, Maharashtra.

The sessions court is currently hearing a revision application filed by the Alibag police challenging the November 4 order of the magistrate court, in which they have detained Goswami and two other accused in the case and placed three in judicial custody.

Goswami’s lawyer Gaurav Parkar said, “We have filed a bail petition before the sessions court this morning.”

Goswami and two others – Feroze Sheikh and Nitish Sarda – were arrested on 4 November by Alibag police in the case of the suicide of architect-interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother in 2018 on charges of non-payment of dues by the companies of the accused.

Goswami was initially housed in a local school designated as the COVID-19 Center for Alibaug Jail.

He was shifted to Taloja Jail in Raigad district on Sunday after he was allegedly found to be using mobile phones while in judicial custody.

Goswami had also filed a petition in the Bombay High Court against his “illegal arrest” and sought interim bail.

On Saturday, the court said in its order that the pendency of the case does not prevent the accused persons from seeking regular bail before the concerned Sessions Court.

The HC had said if such a plea is filed, then the sessions court shall hear and decide the same in four days.

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