Supreme Court grants interim bail to Arnab Goswami in 2018 abetment to suicide case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in 2018 abetment to suicide case.

A two-judge bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee said Goswami and two others should be released on interim bail on a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

The Top Court directed the Mumbai Police Commissioner to ensure the order is followed immediately.

The SC also said that Goswami and two others must cooperate with the probe.

The hearing came two days after the Bombay High Court turned down Goswami’s plea against his arrest.

The Apex Court said that they are “seeing case after case where High Courts are not granting bail and failing to protect personal liberty of people”.

On November 9, Arnab Goswami had challenged the Bombay High Court’s order wherein the court refused to grant him and two others interim bail in the case.

The high court had instead asked them to approach a lower court to seek bail.

Arnab Goswami was arrested on November 4, in connection with an old abetment to suicide case of a 53-year-old interior designer and his mother in 2018.

After Goswami’s arrest from his residence in Mumbai, he was taken to Alibaug, where the Chief Judicial Magistrate remanded him in judicial custody till November 18.