38.6c New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Bombay HC denies bail to Arnab Goswami, dismisses Habeas Corpus Remand

By Pavitra Shetty      09 November, 2020 01:35 PM      0 Comments
Bombay HC denies bail Arnab Goswami

The Bombay High Court in a special hearing on Saturday (November 7, 2020) through video-conferencing reserved final orders on the bail plea by Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case registered against him in May 2018.

Arnab Goswami has filed the interim bail application under Section 439 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 1973, which provides special powers to the high court or sessions court for grant of bail.

Arnab Goswami will remain in judicial custody further. 

The court which has been hearing the plea for interim relief for three days said that it will pass the order “earliest possible”.

The court also said the accused are at liberty to file for bail and directed that it be heard and disposed of within four days. 

The Bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik was hearing habeas corpus petition for “immediate release” and a stay on the investigation along with pleas by two other accused Nitish Sarda and Feroz Shaikh.

The case against Goswami pertains to the death of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik at their bungalow in Alibaug in May 2018. 

According to police officials, the duo died by suicide over alleged non-payment of dues by Arnab Goswami’s television channel and two other companies.

The writ plea filed by Arnab Goswami said the arrest was conducted in “blatant violation of the fundamental rights to life and personal liberty” and his dignity guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

In his bail application, Goswami made allegations of manhandling by the police. 

Senior advocates Harish Salve and Aabad Ponda are the counsel for Arnab Goswami, sought his interim release arguing that his arrest was “completely illegal’.

After hearing all the arguments put forward by the counsel the bench said, “Don’t you think that with the other remedies available, if we grant relief, then everyone will come to the high court? The current danger is that the High Court is already over flooded with petitions or applications for regular bail. At the same time, it will send a wrong signal that though Section 439 is there (also provides remedy before Sessions Court for bail), then why come under the writ jurisdiction (of HC)? It will also undermine the authority of lower (trial) courts. You have remedies available.”

Opposing the petition senior counsel Amit Desai, representing the state government, said the petitioners should follow procedures of CrPC and seek remedy available to them before the trial courts.

The High court issued a notice on its website stating that it will pronounce order on Arnab Goswami’s interim bail plea on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 3 pm.

Share this article:

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Judiciary
Cannot Allow the Game of Hide and Seek for Committing Murder of an Unborn Child: MP High Court [Read Order]

MP High Court denies abortion for minor rape victim, condemns misuse of legal authority to terminate pregnancy and prevent justice.

20 May, 2024 03:52 PM
Trending Judiciary
Pune Porsche Hit & Run: Bail Granted to 17 Year Old in Under 14 Hours, Asked to write essay

Bail granted to 17-year-old in Pune Porsche hit-and-run case within 14 hours. Conditions include educational tasks, supervision, and counseling. Incident killed two.

20 May, 2024 04:30 PM


Trending Judiciary
SC rebukes IMA chief; rejects apology for remarks

SC rebukes IMA chief R V Asokan; rejects his apology for remarks against the court in contempt proceedings involving Baba Ramdev and Patanjali's MD Acharya Balkrishna.

15 May, 2024 11:02 AM
Trending Judiciary
Can't allow parole for having procreation with live-in partner: Delhi HC [Read Order]

Delhi HC denied parole for a convict seeking procreation with a live-in partner, stating it would set a harmful precedent, considering his legal marriage and children.

15 May, 2024 12:19 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC declares arrest of Newsclick's Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha as invalid

SC declares Newsclick Editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha's arrest invalid. He was detained in October 2023 under UAPA for alleged pro-China propaganda. SC orders release.

15 May, 2024 12:30 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC declines to entertain plea for direction to EC to act against PM, BJP leaders

SC rejects plea seeking Election Commission action against PM and BJP leaders for alleged hate speeches during elections.

15 May, 2024 12:55 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email