Arnab Goswami walks out of Taloja jail after SC grants him interim bail
New Delhi : Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was allowed an interim bail by Supreme Court in the 2018 abetment to suicide case.
Mr Goswami walked out of the Taloja jail around 8.30 pm and waved to people assembled outside from the vehicle carrying him, saying he was thankful to the Supreme Court for granting him bail.
While in his car, Goswami flashed a victory sign and said, “this is the victory of the people of India.” The top court, in its ruling earlier in the day, said it will be a “travesty of justice” if personal liberty is curtailed.
On November 4 Alibaug police had arrested Arnab Goswami from his Lower Parel residence in Mumbai and taken to Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court granted interim bail to journalist Arnab Goswami in the 2018 abetment to suicide case, saying it will be a “travesty of justice” if personal liberty is curtailed. The top court also expressed concern over state governments targeting some individuals on the basis of ideology and difference of opinion.
Two other men - Neetish Sarda and Feroz Mohammad Shaikh – have also been granted the bail in the case by top court. They will have to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 each and directed that they shall not tamper with the evidence and shall cooperate in the probe.
The bench said that the Bombay High Court was in error in rejecting the pleas filed by Goswami and these two persons seeking interim bail in the case. We are of the considered view that the high court was in error in rejecting the applications for the grant of interim bail. We accordingly order and direct that Arnab Manoranjan Goswami, Feroz Mohammad Shaikh and Neetish Sarda shall be released on interim bail, subject to each of them executing a personal bond in the amount of Rs 50,000 to be executed before the Jail Superintendent, the bench said in its order.