A huge political uproar has erupted after Mumbai Police dragged senior journalist Arnab Goswami from his house and arrested him abetment of suicide case. Around 8 a.m., a team of over a dozen senior police officials from Mumbai and Raigad, several of them armed -- led by former ‘encounter specialist' and now with the elite Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) Sachin Vaze -- descended on his Worli home in Raheja Complex to pick him up.
Goswami's arrest came after the Maharashtra Police reopened the case of the double-suicide of an architect Anvay Naik, 53, and his mother Kumud Naik, in her 70s - both directors of Concorde Designs Pvt. Ltd.
The mother-son duo was found hanging at their Alibaug bungalow on May 5, 2018, leaving behind a suicide note saying they resorted to the extreme step owing to unpaid dues from three companies, including Goswami's Republic TV (Rs.83 lakhs), Feroz Shaikh of IcastX/Skimedia (Rs 4 crore), and Niteish Sarda of Smartworks (Rs.55 lakhs).
Terming it as a ‘malicious campaign', the Republic TV later denied all the allegations and said that it had cleared all the dues, after which the case was closed.
In May this year, the deceased's widow Akshata and daughter Adnya complained to the state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh that the Raigad Police had not investigated the case properly, after which it was handed over to the State CID.
A few months ago, Akshata Naik made another appeal seeking support to her quest for justice for her late husband, just as there was clamor for justice for the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput who was found hanging in his Bandra flat in June.
After Arnab's arrest, Akshata expressed her gratitude to the Mumbai Police and said, "I really want to thank Maharashtra police that this day has come in my life. I kept a lot of patience. Although my husband and mother-in-law will not come back with this but they are still alive for me."
However, a photo of Akshata is going viral on social media. In the photo, Akshata can be seen with NCP Chief Sharad Pawar. People on social media and even Arnab Goswami had accused the ruling party of Maharashtra to have taken action against him based on a vendetta.
This is What The Social Media Have To Say:
A user wrote, "Akshita Naik, Wife of Anvey Naik, who had committed $uicide leaving a letter naming several ppl responsible , including Arnab 1 of them. The allegations wr found bogus & case hd closed. Look who is in this pic with Naiks ..?? Connect the dot 4only Arnav’s arrest."Another user wrote, "The police which could not register an FIR in #SSRDeathCase has opened uppercase where it had filed a closer report. #AkshitaNaik, wife of late #AnvayNaik with his Masters voice @PawarSpeaks #ArnabGoswami." "Shame on such women ..Curse to our society ..," added another user.