Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami has been denied bail by the Bombay High Court after which the journalist filed a petition in the Alibaug sessions court seeking his early release in the case accusing him of abetment to suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik.

The court said: "No prima facie case has been made out by petitioner for invoking extra-ordinary jurisdiction. We had observed that he has remedy before the Sessions Court, the same can be availed and any observations made in our order is only for the limited purpose of this application. Any observations made by us in the present interim application will not affect the hearing of the bail application filed before the Sessions Court."

The Chief Judicial Magstrate, Alibaug had remanded him to judicial custody on November 4.

They Bombay High Court had during the hearing of Arnab Goswami's plea noted in its order that there is no impediment for him to approach the Sessions court, Alibaug for regular bail while also asking the Sessions court to decide such application, if filed, within 4 days from the date of filing.

The sessions court is currently also hearing a revision application filed by the Alibaug police challenging a November 4 order of the magistrates court denying them custody of Goswami and two other accused in the case and remanding the three in judicial custody.

"We have filed a bail plea this morning before the sessions court," Goswamis lawyer Gaurav Parkar said.

Goswami and two others - Feroze Shaikh and Nitish Sarda - were arrested by Alibaug police on November 4 in connection with the suicide of architect-interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother in 2018 over alleged non-payment of dues by companies of the accused.

After his arrest from his residence in Mumbai, Goswami was taken to Alibaug, where the Chief Judicial Magistrate refused to remand him in police custody.

The magistrate's court remanded Goswami and the two others in judicial custody till November 18.

Goswami was initially kept at a local school which has been designated as a COVID-19 centre for the Alibaug prison.

On Sunday, he was shifted to the Taloja jail in Raigad district after allegedly being found using a mobile phone while in judicial custody.