Mumbai, Nov 5: The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant bail to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with abetment to suicide case of 2018.
While denying bail, a division bench of the court said, “No interim relief will be given to Republic TV promoter Arnab Goswami in connection with his arrest on Wednesday over the suicide of an architect and his mother in 2018.”
Saying it wanted to hear the matter “in detail”, the court further said it was not inclined to grant any relief unless notices were issued to the respondents, including Akshata Naik (architect Anvay Naik’s wife), and they were given a chance to respond.
Senior lawyer Harish Salve, appearing for Goswami, argued that there were several cases pending against the journalist by virtue of his profession and asked “please release this man as an ad-interim measure and hear the case in detail later. Will heavens fall in Maharashtra if he is released on interim bail?”
The court has listed the matter for Friday afternoon.
Goswami had moved the court to quash the case against him.