Republic TV promoter Arnab Goswami will remain in jail as the Bombay High Court on Monday rejected his interim bail plea, asking him to approach a sessions court. Two other co-accused were also denied any relief in the 2018 abetment to suicide case.
Goswami, a known prime time news anchor, was arrested in Mumbai last Wednesday and sent to 14 days of judicial custody.
Case: Context: Architect committed suicide, blamed Goswami in note
Goswami is one of the accused in the Anvay Naik suicide case. A Mumbai-based architect Anvay, and his mother Kumud, committed suicide in 2018, allegedly due to financial constraints sparked by non-payment of dues.
However, denying the charges of vengeance, the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government said the bereaved family deserves a fair investigation.
The case was closed earlier when the BJP was in power in Maharashtra after the police told a court that there was no evidence to proceed against the accused and prosecute them.
Mr. Naik’s family appealed to the government saying the probe had been scuttled and the government ordered a re-examination of the case.