Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Saturday reserved its order on a petition filed by Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, challenging his arrest and seeking relief in connection with the 2018 abolition of the suicide case.
A division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik also gave Goswami the liberty to file a bail plea in a lower court and directed the court to decide on his bail plea, if and when filed, within four days.
Goswami and two others – Feroz Sheikh and Sarda – were remanded to 14 days judicial custody by the Alibaug district magistrate court on Wednesday in the NV suicide case.
Earlier on Wednesday, Goswami was arrested in the case of the death of interior designer Anvay Naik, who committed suicide in Alibaug in May 2018. In a suicide note allegedly written by Naik, it was alleged that Goswami did not pay him his dues.
In the suicide case, 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.