In a plea, he has stated “It is pertinent to mention that this shocking premeditated political declaration by Mr Anil Deshmukh came at a news conference 12 hours after the Honourable Supreme Court delivered the said judgement dated 27th November 2020,” referring to the Supreme Court’s order on 11 November, which granted him bail and stated that the FIR lodged against Goswami was “frivolous”.
The plea said that Deshmukh was not only prejudging and publicly guiding the investigation in the case, but was also putting a timeline of progression to the case, making it clear that the entire investigation in the case was being ‘puppeteered by a political machinery’.
He has also maintained that the Home Department, Maharashtra state and Deshmukh’s letter seeking a re-investigation of the 2018 case is without judicial sanction and at the behest of the letter that is dated 26 May.
Arnab Goswami was arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of 52-year old interior designer named Anvay Naik and his mother, in a case registered by the Raigad Police in 2018.
(With inputs from Live Law)