Arnab Goswami released from Taloja Jail after Supreme Court's order

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Published: November 11,2020 09:22 PM
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November 11, 2020: Republic TV Chief Arnab Goswami has been released from the Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai after a vacation Bench of the Supreme Court ordered for his forthwith release.

November 11, 2020: Republic TV Chief Arnab Goswami has been released from the Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai after a vacation Bench of the Supreme Court ordered for his forthwith release.



Goswami, who was arrested from his Mumbai residence on the morning of November 4, 2020, in connection to an abetment to suicide case, was granted interim bail by a Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud on Wednesday.









The Court had directed the Raigad police to ensure the compliance of the order of release forthwith, on execution of a personal bond for an amount of Rs 50,000/- by the accused-Petitioner.



Goswami was remanded to judicial custody by the CJM, Alibag, last Wednesday. He was kept at a local school which has been designated as a COVID-19 centre for the Alibaug prison. On Sunday, he was shifted to Taloja prison in Mumbai after the police alleged that Goswami used mobile phone in custody without permission.



He is accused of abetting the suicide of a 52-year old interior designer named Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik. The Raigad police had closed the case in April 2019 saying that they did not find evidence against the accused named in the suicide note, including Goswami. However, in May this year, Anvay's daughter approached the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh seeking the case be reopened.



The Supreme Court has now observed that the High Court was in error in relegating the Petitioner to alternate remedy. The observation was made ahead of hearing of Goswami's regular bail application by the Alibag Session Court.



The Sessions Court had heard the revision petition filed by Raigad police seeking police custody of Arnab Goswami on Tuesday. It had reserved order and had listed it for pronouncement of verdict tomorrow, i.e. Thursday.



The Sessions Court had posted the regular bail application filed by Arnab Goswami for tomorrow. The bail application was filed on Monday ahead of the Bombay HC rejecting his interim bail application.