Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Wednesday got bail from the Supreme Court for allegedly instigating the suicide of an interior designer. The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Maharashtra government in the 2018 case of abetment to suicide against journalist Arnab Goswami and said that imposing restrictions on a person’s personal freedom in this way would be a mockery of justice.
A bench of Justices Dhananjay Y. Chandrachud and Justice Indira Banerjee said that if the state governments target people, they should realize that there is a Supreme Court to protect the freedom of citizens. The apex court expressed concern that the state governments were targeting some people on the basis of differences of ideology and opinion.
Hearing Arnab Goswami’s interim bail plea, the bench said, “We are seeing that there is one case after another in which the High Court is not granting bail and they fail to protect the freedom, personal liberty of the people.” Are happening. “The court sought to know from the state government whether there was any need to interrogate Goswami in custody as it was a matter related to personal liberty.
The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to grant interim bail to Arnab Goswami and two others in the case, saying they should go to the lower court for relief. The High Court had said that if the accused challenges their unlawful arrest and files a bail application, then the concerned lower court will decide it in four days.