Mumbai: Arnab Goswami Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV has been granted bail by the Supreme Court in the 2018 suicide case. He and two others were arrested last week in the suicide case of architect Anvay Naik and his mother.
A two-judge bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee pulled the Maharashtra government over the arrest of the TV anchor as they heard the petition through video conferencing.
Arnab Goswami bail plea in Supreme Court: A Bench headed by Justice Chandrachud says Arnab Goswami and two other accused be released on interim bail on a bond of Rs 50,000. It directs the Commissioner of Police to ensure the order is followed immediately. https://t.co/7x9y0DjkKd
— ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2020
On November 4, Goswami was arrested in connection with the 2018 suicide case. Later, he was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a lower court that day.
The suicide case, in which a closure report was filed in 2019, was reopened after Naik’s wife Akshata approached a court. In September this year, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had ordered a re-investigation into the case after a fresh complaint by Naik’s daughter.