Alibag: Arnab Goswami Spends First Night At Temporary Jail In Municipal School

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Mrunal Jadhav

Alibag, November 5, 2020: Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, who was remanded to 14 days judicial custody in connection with abetment of suicide of an interior designer, spent his first night at a temporary jail, set up at a municipal school due to COVID pandemic. New prisoners are not taken directly to Alibag jail.


Raigad police had sought Goswami’s custody for 14 days, but the court said that custodial interrogation wasn’t required.


According to the official, on Wednesday night, Goswami was taken to a government hospital in the city for medical examination. After a medical examination, he was taken to the Alibag Municipal Council School, designated as the COVID-19 centre of the Alibaug prison, and spent the night there.


BJP MLA Ram Kadam met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday regarding the arrest of Goswami. The MLA has demanded action against the police. A case was registered under sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (common intention) of IPC against Goswami and two others regarding the suicide of architect-interior designer Anvay Naik and Naik’s mother for not paying dues by Republic TV. The other two arrested accused in the case, Feroz Mohammed Sheikh and Nitesh Sarada, were also produced in the Alibag court on Wednesday and remanded to judicial custody till November 18.


Naik, in his suicide note, mentioned the names of Goswami, Sheikh and Sarada. Police said that the note has been sent to handwriting experts in Pune at the Maharashtra CID headquarters and now its report is awaited. An official said the hearing on Goswami’s bail plea would be held in the Alibaug court on Thursday. On 2 November, Goswami filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the FIR in the case. It will be heard by a bench of Justices SK Shinde and MS Karnik on Thursday.


The team of Raigad police picked up Goswami (47) from his house in Lower Parel, Mumbai on Wednesday morning. He was seen being pushed into a police van by police and claimed to have been assaulted by police before being taken away.


In addition, the Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against Goswami, his wife, son and two others for restraining, assaulting, verbally abusing and intimidating a police officer on duty. They have been booked for offences under section 353 (obstructing a public servant from discharging official duty) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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