On Tuesday, a Mumbai sessions court will hear pre-arrest bail pleas filed by senior journalist Arnab Goswami and his wife Samyabrata Ray for supposedly assaulting a woman police officer in a criminal case registered against the couple by the Mumbai police.
The police have filed an FIR against Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, his wife, and their son at the NM Joshi Marg police station. The supposed “assault” took place on 4th November morning, when a team of police went to Goswami’s house to arrest him in regards to an alleged 2018 abetment to suicide case.
Currently, Goswami and Ray have lodged anticipatory bail pleas. They have been booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 353 (assault to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) and under the Damage to Public Property Act.
The case revolves around the alleged death of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik in May 2018 by suicide. In his suicide note, Naik accused Goswami and the other two for not paying the dues which accounted for Rs 5.40 crore. Though the case was closed last year, it was resumed earlier this year after Naik’s daughter approached Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.
In connection with this case, Goswami got arrested last month and was taken to a municipal school in Alibaug where he was kept in judicial custody. Later, he was shifted to Taloja prison in Raigad district for supposedly using a mobile phone while remaining in custody.
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