Chargesheet coming soon in case against Arnab Goswami
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Saturday said a charge sheet would be filed soon in the suicide case of architect-interior designer Anvay Naik, in which Arnab Goswami is an accused.
The journalist, along with two others, is accused of abetting Naik and his mother’s suicide in 2018.
"It is only after getting permission from the court, investigation into the Anvay Naik suicide case, in which Arnab Goswami is an accused, is currently going on. Very soon a charge sheet will be filed in this case," Deshmukh told reporters in Mumbai.
The minister’s statement comes following the Supreme Court’s decision to extend Goswami’s interim bail, with the others, till four weeks.
It stated that the judiciary should ensure that criminal law does not become a weapon for selective harassment. The bench also ruled that the prima facie evaluation against Goswami and the others do not establish the ingredients of the offence of abetment to suicide.
The Alibaug Police arrested Goswami, Neetish Sarda and Feroz Mohammad Shaikh in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on November 4 with links to the case. The journalist walked out of the Taloja prison on November 11 following the Supreme Court’s decision to grant him an interim bail.
Deshmukh further said, "The decision of the court regarding the Kangana Ranaut case is related to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and not to the state government. Hence, there is no need for the CM or the home minister to tender an apology.”
The Bombay High Court on Friday said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) action of demolishing a part of Kangana Ranaut's bungalow here smacks of malafide and was done to cause substantial loss to the actor and quashed the demolition order.