Arnab Goswami who preaches everyone on his news channel and debates has now caught himself in a big hook. Goswami who claims high morality when speaking about Anti-Corruption is now facing massive embarrassment for his conduct.
In a shocking incident, Anvay Naik, an interior designer and managing director of Concorde Designs Private Limited, and his mother is said to have committed suicide blaming Arnab Goswami and two others for the incident. Anvay Naik in his death note has directly blamed Goswami and two others identified as Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sarda, owners of two firms for not paying the dues for the service provided leading him to commit suicide. It is said that Arnab Goswami and two others had to pay Rs 5.04 crores in total for the interior designer.
Naik and his mother were found dead at their farmhouse in Kavir village of Alibaug taluka, on Saturday around 8.30 am. Naik was found hanging from the ceiling on the first floor and his mother’s body was found on the ground floor on the bed. A police complaint was lodged by the victim’s wife Akshata Naik, 48, who was at their Mumbai residence when the alleged suicide incident occurred.
As per the FIR, Arnab Goswami of ARG Outlier of Republic TV has allegedly not paid dues of Rs 83 lakh for the Bombay Dyeing Studio Project, while Feroz Shaikh of IcastX/Skimedia has allegedly not paid Rs 4 crore for his project at Andheri and Niteish Sarda, owner of Smart work, has allegedly not paid Rs 55 lakh for his projects at Magarpatta and Baner (As reported by Times of India.
The Superintendent of police Anil Paraskar said, “The suicide note by Naik mentions the names of Arnab Goswami, Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sharda who have been held responsible for the suicide.”
A statement released by Republic TV editor Niranjan Narayanaswamy says, “Certain vested interest groups are running a false and malicious campaign and making false statements and innuendos against Republic TV by exploiting a tragic event involving the unfortunate demise of Anvay Naik. All amounts due and payable under the contract were paid by Republic TV to Concorde Designs. All such details and evidence will be given to the appropriate authorities as and when required.”