The Bombay Excessive Court docket on Wednesday granted additional time to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami to amend his petition and place on report the cost sheet filed in opposition to him and two others in a 2018 case of abetment of suicide of an inside designer.
Goswami and the 2 different accused Feroze Shaikh and Nitish Sarda should seem earlier than a Justice of the Peace court docket at Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday, pursuant to summons issued to them in December 2020.
On December 16, 2020, the Justice of the Peace’s court docket took cognisance of the cost sheet filed by Alibaug police within the case and directed the three accused to look earlier than it on January 7 to commit the case to a periods court docket.
As the costs invoked within the case are punishable for greater than seven years, the trial within the case should be performed by a periods court docket.
In November final 12 months, Goswami filed a petition within the excessive court docket, in search of to quash the FIR registered in opposition to him by the Alibaug police.
He later sought to amend his petition in order to problem the cost sheet filed by the police.
The identical was allowed by the HC in December 2020.
On Wednesday, advocate Niranjan Mundargi, showing for Goswami, sought additional time to hold out the modification.
“The cost sheet is cumbersome and is in Marathi. We have to translate it to English and therefore, we’d like some extra time to take action,” Mundargi stated.
The court docket accepted it and posted the petition for listening to on February 11.
Advocate Vijay Aggarwal, showing for accused Nitish Sarda, who has additionally filed a petition within the HC in opposition to the FIR, sought that the court docket hear his arguments.
Aggarwal stated the accused individuals have been requested to look earlier than the Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Thursday.
To this, Justice Shinde stated, “So seem there. What’s going to occur? The trial will not be going to begin tomorrow.”
The court docket posted Sarda’s plea additionally for listening to on February 11.
The three accused have been arrested by the Alibaug police on November 4, 2020.
It’s the police’s case that architect and inside designer Anvay Naik dedicated suicide in Might 2018 over alleged non-payment of dues by firms of the accused individuals.
Goswamiin November final 12 months filed a petition within the HC in search of to quash the FIR, and likewise sought interim bail.
The HC on November 9 refused to grant interim bail following whichGoswamiapproached the Supreme Court docket.
The SC on November 11 granted interim bail to Goswami.
The police filed the cost sheet within the case final month.