Arnab Goswami, an Indian journalist arrested in a two-year-old suicide incitement case, has been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. A Mumbai court on Wednesday night remanded Goswami and two others in judicial custody for 14 days.
Goswami’s lawyer has applied for bail. The petition is likely to be heard on Thursday. Goswami has been accused of forcing interior designer Anvayak Naik and his mother Kumud Naik to commit suicide in 2018.
Goswami has been remanded in custody under Section 34 of Article 306 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Goswami, who is also the editor-in-chief of Republic Television, was arrested by police from his residence in Mumbai on Wednesday morning and was kept in a jail-set centre prepared for Covid-19 patients until the Covid-19 test report was received on Wednesday night.
Interior designer Anvayak Naik and his mother Kumud Naik were found dead in May 2018 at their farmhouse in Kabir village in Alibag taluka. In the suicide note found there, it is mentioned that they committed suicide as Feroz Sheikh and Nitesh Sarada along with Arnab did not pay Rs 500 million.