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Bombay HC denies bail to Arnab Goswami, dismisses Habeas Corpus Remand

Lawstreet Journal 9 Nov 2020 7:05pm

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The Bombay High Court in a special hearing on Saturday (November 7, 2020) through video-conferencing reserved final orders on the bail plea by Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case registered against him in May 2018.

Arnab Goswami has filed the interim bail application under Section 439 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 1973, which provides special powers to the high court or sessions court for grant of bail.

Arnab Goswami will remain in judicial custody further. 

The court which has been hearing the plea for interim relief for three days said that it will pass the order “earliest possible”.

The court also said the accused are at liberty to file for bail and directed that it be heard and disposed of within four days. 

The Bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik was hearing habeas corpus petition for “immediate release” and a stay on the investigation along with pleas by two other accused Nitish Sarda and Feroz Shaikh.

The case against Goswami pertains to the death of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik at their bungalow in Alibaug in May 2018. 

According to police officials, the duo died by suicide over alleged non-payment of dues by Arnab Goswami’s television channel and two other companies.

The writ plea filed by Arnab Goswami said the arrest was conducted in “blatant violation of the fundamental rights to life and personal liberty” and his dignity guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

In his bail application, Goswami made… Continue Reading...


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