Mumbai (SunstarTV Bureau): TV journalist Arnab Goswami has been granted interim exemption from Bombay High Court on Friday from appearing before a magistrates court at Alibaug in adjoining Raigad district in connection with an abetment to suicide case.
Meanwhile, the relief has been granted till April 16.
The Republic TV Editor-in-Chief along with two others, are accused of abetting the suicide of Alibaug-based interior designer Anvay Naik, who killed himself in 2018 over alleged non-payment of dues by the companies of the accused.
In this regard, they were arrested on November 4 last year. The accused failed to get relief from the High Court after which they approached the Apex Court which granted them bail on November 11.
On Friday, Arnab’s advocate Sanjog Parab told a division bench of Justices S S Shinde and Manish Pitale his client has been directed to appear before the Chief Judicial Magistrate at Alibaug in Mumbai on March 10 for committal of the trial in the case to a Sessions Court.
The High Court was hearing a petition filed by Goswami challenging the FIR lodged against him by the Raigad police in the case and the subsequent charge sheet was submitted in the local court.
The Republic TV Editorial chief, who has denied charges leveled against him in the case, has sought the High Court to clamp the First Information Report (FIR).
Meanwhile, Parab sought the High Court to grant Goswami exemption from appearance in the local court.