The Raigad police on Wednesday arrested the Editor-in-chief of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami, and two other people for allegedly abetting the 53-year-old interior designer to suicide. In May this year, a CID inquiry was ordered by the Maharashtra government. The matter traces back to 2018. While arresting, the police also searched Arnab’s house. Arnab can be produced in Alibag court. Apart from Arnab Goswami, the police have also arrested Feroz Sheikh and Nitesh Sarada.
What is the matter?
An order was given to CID to reinvestigate the suicide case of 53-year-old Engineer and her mother. It was allegedly stated in the suicide note written by Anvay Naik that the accused had not paid his 5.40 crore rupees, so he had to commit suicide. However, allegations were denied by Republic TV.
Regarding the CID investigation, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had said, “Aagya Naik, daughter of interior designer Anvay Naik, claimed that the Alibag police in Raigad district had not investigated the case for non-payment of dues. So Anvay and his mother had to take the step of suicide.
Many BJP leaders including home minister Amit Shah has criticised this move of Maharashtra government and compared it with the era of Emergency. Reacting to Arnab’s arrest, actress Kangana Ranaut said, “I want to ask the Maharashtra government how many voices will you suppress? These mouths will continue to grow.”