On Friday, Raigad police file a charged sheet against the republic TV –Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and two others in a 2018 Anvay Naik abetment of suicide case.
Before a court in Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district where the case for alleged abetment of suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud has been registered the charge sheet was filed.
Firoze Sheikh and Nitish Sarda are the other two accused named in the charge sheet, besides Goswami, said the special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat.
The trio is charged under IPC sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 109 (punishment for abetment) and 34 (act done by several people in furtherance of common intention)
Charge-sheet which runs into 1,914 pages, 65 persons are named as witnesses in the charge-sheet. It relies on purported suicide note as the `dying declaration’ said Prosecution sources.
Sources said, Naik’s handwriting has been matched with the writing in the suicide note and forensic report indicated that he was not under pressure while writing it.
On November 04, Goswami, Sheik and Sarda were arrested by Alibaug Police and they god bail on November 11 from Supreme Court.
Because of non-payment of dues by firms of Goswami and other two accused. Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud committed suicide in 2018.
With Goswami alleging that the Maharashtra government was pursuing a vendetta against him for his work as a TV journalist, the case was reopened in May this year as the case was closed in 2019 for want of evidence.