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Designer’s kin blame BJP govt for suppressing suicide investigation

The Supreme Court has already given its verdict in the Anvay Naik case and cleared the previous Maharashtra govt of the charges
Republic TV managing director Arnab Goswami and two others were arrested on November 4 last year by Raigad police in connection with the suicide of Naik and his mother over unpaid dues.
Republic TV managing director Arnab Goswami and two others were arrested on November 4 last year by Raigad police in connection with the suicide of Naik and his mother over unpaid dues.
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PTI   |   Mumbai   |   Published 12.03.21, 02:03 AM

The family of interior designer Anvay Naik, who allegedly committed suicide in 2018, on Thursday accused the previous BJP-led Maharashtra government of suppressing the investigation.

Republic TV managing director Arnab Goswami and two others were arrested on November 4 last year by Raigad police in connection with the suicide of Naik and his mother over unpaid dues. They were granted bail by the Supreme Court a few days later.

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Naik’s daughter Adnya and his wife Akshata made the allegation while speaking to reporters at Prabhadevi in central Mumbai. “The previous state government 100 per cent suppressed the case of my father’s suicide and I think there should be an investigation into it,” Adnya said. 

“The then investigating officer in the case had tried to forcibly take our signature on the case-closing form,” she alleged. 

Akshata said: “On whose instructions these things were happening? The police should investigate the entire chain behind it. There should be a thorough inquiry of the previous government in connection with the case.” 

Maharashtra BJP chief spokesperson Keshav Upadhye said: “We share the family’s grief. However, the apex court has already given its verdict in the Anvay Naik suicide case and cleared the previous BJP-led government from charges of suppressing the investigation.” 

Akshata said the family had been denied justice. “We are again requesting everyone to give us justice in the case.… One person gets justice within two days and people are transferred only on the basis of suspicion…. Is it that only if you are the richest person of Asia, you will get justice?” 

Adnya said: “After the arrest of the accused persons, we have been continuously getting threats.”



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