The Supreme Court move comes a day after the high court refused to grant Arnab Goswami interim bail using its powers under Article 226 of the Constitution, saying he should instead go to a sessions court and apply for regular bail.
Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami moves Supreme Court challenging Bombay High Court's order which refused to grant him interim bail in the 2018 abetment to suicide case.
The high court on Monday, 9 November, had refused to grant Goswami interim bail using its powers under Article 226 of the Constitution, saying he should instead go to a sessions court and apply for regular bail.
A two member HC bench had said that "no case was made out in the present matter for the high court to exercise its extraordinary jurisdiction."
In its order, the court also said that the reopening of investigation by the state police "cannot be said to be irregular or illegal by any stretch of imagination."
Arnab Goswami's lawyers -- senior advocates Abad Ponda and Harish Salve -- made detailed submissions to argue that his arrest was illegal, citing comments made by the magistrate who had sent him to judicial custody while rejecting the police's request for police custody.
Salve argued that the arrest was part of a wider 'pattern' of attempts by the Maharashtra government to silence Arnab Goswami citing the numerous FIRs and cases against him, including his coverage of the Palghar lynching, the fake TRP case, and the Maharashtra Assembly's breach of privilege motion.
Last Updated 10, Nov 2020, 1:41 PM