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Republic TV Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami has filed an anticipatory bail before the City Civil and Sessions Court, Mumbai on Tuesday seeking protection from arrest in the FIR registered against his wife Samyabrata Goswami, his son and two unknown persons along with him for allegedly obstructing police officers from carrying out their duties.
The FIR was lodged by SG Tanvade under Sections 353 (deterring public servant from discharging duty), 504 and 506 (provoking breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code and under provisions of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
Tanvade has alleged that the incident leading to the complaint arose on November 4 when she along with a team of officers from the Mumbai Police had gone to arrest Goswami in the abetment to suicide case of interior designer, Anvay Naik
She claimed in the FIR that Goswami and his son physically assaulted the police officers in a bid to prevent Goswami's arrest.
She added that Goswami's wife, co-accused in the FIR, tore an official document which was handed over to her for the purpose of signing, thereby, damaging a public property.
Goswami has sought protection from arrest in this FIR on the ground that the offences alleged against him are not made out and there is a video recording of the incident to prove the same.
The Sessions Court, Mumbai will hear the pre-arrest bail application filed by Goswami on Thursday.
Update: As the Sessions Court assigned with the matter was not presiding, the matter has been adjourned and is likely to be listed in the next week.