The Bombay High Court on Saturday reserved its order on an interim bail plea of Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, arrested in an abetment of suicide case, without giving him any immediate relief.
After hearing arguments, a division bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik said they will pass the order at the earliest but without giving any date.
“We will pass the order at the earliest. Pendency of this matter, however, does not preclude the accused persons from approaching the sessions court to seek regular bail,” the court said.
In the amidst of arrest also a fresh case with new FIR was filed against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and two others that is his wife and his son on Wednesday evening for allegedly obstructing arrest and assaulting a woman police officer.
The case was registered against Arnab Goswami and others :
Under Section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty),
Under Section 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace) and
Under 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code at Mumbai’s NM Joshi Marg police station.
Arnab Goswami was arrested by Raigad Police from his Mumbai residence for allegedly cheating to the tune of 83 lakhs of 53-year interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik in 2018
Almost all centre government Modi cabinet ministers inclusive of Home Minister Amit Shah supported Arnab Goswami, who was seen being pushed into a police van, claimed he was assaulted by police at his home, before being taken away.
Meanwhile, Republic TV has moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) as well as the Maharashtra Human Rights Commission against the Mumbai and Raigad police for “unjustly and illegally manhandling, assaulting and arresting Arnab Goswami”.
In this period Anvay Naik’s wife and daughter Akshata and Adnya Naik, while talking to reporters, thanked the Maharashtra police for taking action in the case.