Hours after Republic Media Community’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami moved the Supreme Court docket difficult the Bombay Excessive Court docket order rejecting his interim bail plea, the highest court docket listed the matter for listening to on Wednesday. A two-judge bench comprising Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Indira Banerjee shall hear the case. A day earlier, a division bench of the Bombay HC comprising Justice SS Shinde and MS Karnik on Monday directed the Periods Court docket to determine on Arnab Goswami’s bail plea inside 4 days of his submitting the petition.
Because the bail plea was moved on Monday, the Alibag Periods Court docket shall need to rule on the petition by Friday. Whereas rejecting the interim bail utility of Arnab, the bench clarified that its observations are prima facie in nature and won’t apply to the applying made by the Republic Media Community’s Editor-in-Chief searching for common bail. It held that the rejection of the interim bail plea won’t be construed as an obstacle to Arnab searching for different treatments. In the meantime, the Alibag Periods Court docket is anticipated to take up Arnab’s bail plea quickly.
Arnab’s surprising arrest
In a surprising improvement at 7.45 am on November 4, the Mumbai Police barged into the home of Republic Media Community’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and forcefully dragged him out whereas the cameras have been turned off. The police personnel not solely stopped Arnab from handing over medicines to his parents-in-law but in addition bodily assaulted him and his son. The Mumbai Police instructed Republic TV that Arnab has been arrested underneath Part 306 of the Indian Penal Code in a trumped-up case.
It could be recalled that pretend fees of suicide have been levelled in opposition to Arnab Goswami in 2018. Nonetheless, it’s pertinent to notice that the aforesaid matter was closed by a court docket of regulation after the closure report by the police famous that no case was made out. Arnab was neither served prior summons nor allowed entry to his authorized workforce.
After being taken to the Alibag Police Station, his lawyer knowledgeable that Arnab had suffered an harm on his left hand after being heckled by the police. As per the lawyer, he was pulled by his belt and was crushed on the again of his backbone. Whereas the Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace rejected the plea of the Raigad police who had sought police custody, Arnab was remanded to 14 days of judicial custody. Critically, whereas saying the judgment, the CJM noticed that there isn’t a chain exhibiting nexus between the suicide and the position of the accused i.e. Arnab.