Mumbai: Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court order, which refused to grant him interim relief in the 2018 suicide case.
Goswami in his petition made the Maharashtra Government, Mumbai Police, Central Government, and other respondents in the case.
The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to grant interim relief to Arnab Goswami and two others in connection with the case and directed them to go to a lower court to seek bail.
A division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik said that no case was made to exercise the extraordinary jurisdiction of the High Court. Earlier yesterday, Goswami also filed bail before the Raigad Sessions Court.
The High Court was hearing a bail plea of Goswami and two other persons who committed suicide in Alibaug in May 2018 in the case of the death of interior designer Anvay Naik. Naik allegedly alleged in a suicide note that Goswami had not paid him.
Goswami alleged that he was physically abused by Mumbai Police officials along with his mother-in-law, son-in-law, and his wife-in-law, who stormed into Goswami’s residence to arrest him in the early hours of November 4.
In a case of suicide, in which a closure report was filed in 2019, Naik’s wife Akshata approached a court. In September this year, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh ordered a re-investigation into the case following a fresh complaint by Naik’s daughter.