The Bombay High Court has again rejected the interim bail plea of Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV, India. In the afternoon on Monday (9 November), the Bombay High Court dismissed the petition and advised him to move to the lower court.
The police arrested Arnab from his home in Mumbai on Wednesday (November 4) in a case of abetting an interior designer and his mother to suicide. The Mumbai Police claimed in its suicide note that Arnab Goswami was in financial trouble for not paying Rs 54 crore. This is why they are committing suicide. The interior designer’s son then filed a defamation suit against Arnab and incited him to suicide. After an eight-hour-long trial on the first day of his arrest, a court in Alibaug, Maharashtra, sent Arnab to 14 days in jail. In addition to the midnight order, the court also dismissed harassment charges against the police. Of course, no evidence of police harassment was found in the medical report.
At Monday’s hearing, Arnab and his lawyers said that both arresting him and reopening the two-year-old case against him were illegal. However, before the High Court hearing that day, Republic TV officials applied for Arnab’s bail in the lower court. The lower court is expected to decide on the case by Friday.
Arnab Goswami is widely known in India for his aggressive nature of questions and questions. But in the eyes of critics, he is sympathetic to India’s right-wing politics. After the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Rajput, he harshly criticized the Mumbai Police. He is also a critical critic of the Shiv Sena coalition government in Maharashtra.