Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court has recently cited a current Supreme Court order granting bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.

Arnab’s order was cited while granting anticipatory bail to the managing director of a Kannada news TV channel who was accused of extortion.

The accusation got here after the channel; Power TV had allegedly aired a collection of programmes alleging corruption within the BJP authorities in Karnataka.

In an order issued on Wednesday, the bench of Justice BA Patil granted anticipatory bail to Rakesh Shetty, MD of Power TV channel, and requested him to cooperate within the investigations.

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The courtroom said, “It is the responsibility of the courtroom to train its jurisdiction in a correct strategy to defend the private liberty of a citizen. If courts do not intervene, then we are travelling the trail of destruction. This proposition of regulation has been laid down by the apex courtroom in its determination within the case of Arnab Manoranjan Goswami vs the State of Maharashtra and others selected 11.11.2020.”

The courtroom cited different orders the place the SC has known as for liberal interpretation of the authorized provision for anticipatory bail because it has been conceptualised beneath Article 21 of the Constitution, which pertains to private liberty.

The bench granted anticipatory bail to Rakesh Shetty with a bail bond of Rs 2 lakh.

The courtroom additionally stated that the case towards Rakesh Shetty doesn’t have an effect on the nation’s monetary standing, in contrast to the Enforcement Directorate’s case towards former Finance minister P Chidambaram, the place courts had been gradual in granting bail.