Mumbai Police are also conducting an inquiry in another case against Arnab Goswami, about his comments on the Palghar lynching incident on his TV show.
Mumbai| The Maharashtra government on Tuesday ordered re-investigation by the CID in case of suicide of 53-years old interior designer and his mother due to non-payment of dues by journalist Arnab Goswami and two others.
The Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh said he ordered re-investigation after Adnya Naik, daughter of interior designer Anvay Naik, complained that the Alibaugh Police in the neighbouring Raigad district did not investigate the non-payment of dues which drove her father and grandmother to commit suicide.
“Adnya Naik had complained to me that Alibaug Police had not investigated non-payment of dues from Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV which drove her entrepreneur father & grandmom to suicide in May 2018,” Deshmukh tweeted.
“I’ve ordered a CID re-investigation of the case,” he further added.
Adnya Naik had complained to me that #AlibaugPolice had not investigated non-payment of dues from #ArnabGoswami's @republic which drove her entrepreneur father & grandmom to suicide in May 2018. I've ordered a CID re-investigation of the case.#MaharashtraGovernmentCares
— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) May 26, 2020
The home minister also used the hashtag “Maharashtra government cares” while posting the information.
Earlier this month, the police had filed an abetment of suicide case against the Republic editor and two others.
This suicide note, allegedly written by Mr Anvay Naik, managing director of Concorde Designs Private Limited, said he was left with no other option than committing suicide after he was not paid the pending dues worth Rs 5.40 crore by the three accused.
The Republic TV denied the allegations claiming certain vested interest groups were running “a false and malicious campaign and making false statements and innuendos against the company by exploiting the tragic event”.
Mumbai Police are also conducting an enquiry in another case against Arnab Goswami, about his comments on the Palghar lynching incident on his TV show.