The Raigad police early Wednesday arrested Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and two others on charges of abetment to suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer and his mother in 2018.
Two other who were arrested have been identified as Feroz Shaikh and Nitesh Sarda. Goswami was arrested from Worli, Feroz Shaikh from Kandivali and Nitesh Sarda from Jogeshwari.
The case pertains to suicide by Anvay Naik, the managing director of architect firm Concord Design Private Limited whom the channel reportedly owed Rs 83 lakh for building the channel’s studio. Two other companies IcastX/Skimedia, and Smartworks also failed to clear its dues. The three companies collectively owed Rs 5.40 crore, the police said.
Based on the suicide note left behind by Naik, police registered an abetment to suicide case against Goswami, Shaikh and Sarda.
Investigations from the post-mortem suggested that Anvay had committed suicide and his mother Kumud had been strangulated. Following that, the police also registered a case of murder.