Bombay High Court declines Arnab Goswami's interim bail plea
Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Monday rejected journalist Arnab Goswami's bail plea in an alleged abetment to suicide case.
Arnab Goswami and two others - Feroze Shaikh and Neetish Sarda – were arrested by Alibaug Police on November 4.
"No case is made out for release of the petitioner under extraordinary jurisdiction," said the HC bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik.
The court directed Arnab Goswami to file a regular bail plea in the sessions court which will have to decide on it within four days. Earlier on Monday, Arnab Goswami filed a regular bail plea in the sessions court.
The HC also rejected the plea for interim bail filed by Neetish Sarda as well as the plea for interim release filed by Firoze Shaikh. It said they can file for bail in the lower court which can take a decision on merit without being influenced by the high court's observations
Goswami, 46, had filed a habeas corpus petition alleging that his arrest was "illegal" and sought orders to quash the case and proceedings and to stay further probe.