Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and Anchor Arnab Goswami was, on Wednesday, granted interim bail by the Honorable Supreme Court of India after he was earlier arrested in Maharashtra for a 2018 abetment to suicide case. The Supreme Court ordered the Maharastra Government to release him immediately.
A two-judge bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee while pronouncing the judgment pulled up the Maharashtra government for its foul play and targeting individuals when they speak against the government.
Earlier, the Shiva Sena government has also targeted actress Kangana Ranaut and has illegally planned to down her office in Maharashtra after she accused Shiv Sena of controlling the Mumbai police and twisting the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case investigation.
In today’s judgment, Justice Chandrachud was heard saying that, “I do not watch the channel,” said Justice Chandrachud, but asserted that if constitutional courts did not interfere, “we are traveling the path of destruction undeniably”.
Abetment To Suicide Case
For history, the Maharashtra police had arrested Arnab Goswami on November 4 in relation to the 2018 suicide case of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik.
The case goes back to 2018 when a 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik died by suicide in Alibaug in May 2018.
They, however, left a suicide note purportedly written by Anvay in which he said that Goswami and two others had not paid him ₹5.40 crore, which led to his financial constraints.
The Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh, on November 4 took on Twitter to write that he is ordering a CDI re-investigation in the case after, Adnya Naik, daughter of Anvay Naik, complained to the police that a non-payment of dues angle in the 2018 case has not been properly investigated.