On Tuesday, Republic TV’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami filed a petition for bail in the Supreme Court. Arnab Goswami has opposed the Bombay High Court’s order in the Supreme Court, which denied him interim bail in the 2018’s suicide case. Goswami and two others are accused of allegedly abetting an architect and his mother to commit suicide in 2018.
On Monday, the Bombay High Court refused to grant interim bail to Arnab Goswami and said that he should go to the lower court for bail. A bench consisting of Justice S. S. Shinde and Justice M. S. Karnik dismissed the interim bail pleas of Goswami and two other accused, Feroz Sheikh and Nitish Sarada. The bench stated that ‘no case of exercise of extraordinary jurisdiction by the High Court in the present case is made due to the rejection of the petition, Goswami will now have to stay in Taloja Jail.
Arnab Goswami, Feroz Sheikh, and Sarada were arrested on November 4 by Alibaug police for allegedly abetting Anvay Naik and his mother to commit suicide in 2018 due to alleged non-payment of dues by the company of the accused. After being arrested from his Mumbai residence, Goswami was taken to Alibaug where the Chief Judicial Magistrate refused to send him to police custody. The court sent Goswami and two other accused to judicial custody till 18 November.
It is understood that earlier Goswami was kept in a local school, which is working as a temporary COVID-19 center for Alibaug jail. Goswami was sent to Taloja Jail in Raigad district after being caught using mobile phones in judicial custody. He was given 14 days of judicial custody from the court. Arnab had accused the Maharashtra government of harassing him and targeting his channel.