Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was granted bail by the Supreme Court after spending a week in jail on Wednesday , observing that “if this court is not to interfere today, we are treading on a path of destruction of liberty”.

Arnab Goswami, granted bail by SC, seeks shield to prevent his arrest again

Hours earlier than Arnab Goswami walked out of Mumbai’s Taloja jail on Wednesday night, the Republic TV editor-in-chief and his spouse Samyabrata Ray moved a Mumbai court docket to hunt pre-arrest bail in a second legal case registered in opposition to him for allegedly assaulting Alibag police officers who got here to arrest him on November 4.

Goswami was arrested by Alibaug police on November Four for allegedly abetting the suicide of 53-year-old inside designer Anvay Naik and his mom Kumud in 2018. At the time of arrest, Arnab and his spouse had been accused of assaulting members of the police crew that went to arrest him.

A lady officer, a part of the crew of police officers had lodged a grievance in opposition to Arnab, his spouse and son and two unidentified individuals, accusing them of assault. A primary info report was filed by the police below a number of provisions of the penal code together with assault to discourage a public servant from discharging his or her responsibility, intentional insult to impress breach of peace, legal intimidation and below the Damage to Public Property Act.

Goswami had denied the cost, insisting that they’d solely protested their unlawful arrest. “The basic contention is that no case is made out against him as the arrest itself is illegal. We are relying on the video recorded to put forth our contentions,” Arnab Goswami’s lawyer Shyam Kalyankar mentioned,

The prosecution has additionally filed a reply earlier than the court docket opposing his request. The prosecution has claimed that Goswami had no concern for regulation and he could affect witnesses within the case if granted safety. The court docket is prone to hear the plea on Thursday.

The request for pre-arrest bail was filed after the Supreme Court granted Arnab Goswami’s request for interim bail in an order that sought to guard the freedom people, The court docket ordered the discharge of Goswami and two others in an abetment to suicide case relationship again to May 2018. The three are accused in an abetment to suicide case filed in May 2018 by the spouse of architect Anvay Naik who died by suicide that yr and left a suicide observe naming Goswami , Niteesh Sarda, and Farooq Sheikh whose firms owed him cash for providers rendered.

The Supreme Court, which heard Arnab Goswami’s attraction in opposition to the excessive court docket rejecting his bail request, underlined that it was coping with an individual’s liberty.

“Across the country, if this court is not to interfere today, we are treading on a path of destruction of liberty….you may dislike a person’s ideology and challenge it but if this is what our States will do to nail persons, we have to put across this message to all High Courts to preserve the liberty of citizens,” the bench mentioned.