FIR against Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami with two others after a man commits suicide

The wife of the deceased, Akshata Naik filed a complaint based on the suicide letter written by her husband naming three people, including Republic TV's Arnab Goswami

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Alibaug police registered a case against three people, under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and two others. The wife of the deceased (Anvay Naik) Akshata Naik, filed a complaint with the Alibaug police on the basis of a suicide letter written by the deceased.

An Interior designer by profession, Anvay Naik committed suicide on Saturday at his bungalow in Alibaug by hanging himself and his body was found hanging from the ceiling on the first floor of his bungalow. A complaint has been registered against Arnab Goswami, IcastX/Skimedia’s Feroz Shaikh, and Smartwork’s Niteish Sarda for abetment of suicide. 

The suicide note alleges that the deceased (Anvay Naik) committed suicide as the dues of worth Rs 5.4 crore were not paid to him by the three accused. The family of the deceased wasin Mumbai when this incident occurred.

Akshata Naik, wife of the late Anvay Naik, registered a complaint with the Alibaug police station and the police have registered a case under section 306 of the IPC.” Police Inspector (Raigad) Vishwajeet Kaingade informed Mumbai Live.

Kaingade further told that the wife of the deceased has registered the complaint on the basis of the suicide letter written by the deceased Anvay Naik. In the FIR filed by Akshata Naik, she alleged that her husband committed suicide because the remaining dues were not paid for their projects by the accused in this case, he added. 

The FIR mentions that the Arnab Goswami allegedly owes ₹83 lakh for the Bombay Dyeing Studio Project, following the remaining dues of ₹4 crore and ₹55 lakh by Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sarda, respectively, for their projects. His wife also alleged that her husband faced huge loss in his business as the three accused did not pay the remaining dues.

As of now, no arrests have been made in this case. The police inspector said that in all the cases, arrests are made only after the police gets fitting pieces of evidence against the accused. However, the investigation is on for this case.

When contacted, Republic TV informed that they can’t give any information or statement over this case registered with the Alibaug police. The famous news-channel stated that they are not aware of any such case and cannot comment on the same. 

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