Arnab Goswami accuses Mumbai Police of 'torture' in bail plea
Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami’s has accused the Mumbai Police of torture in his bail plea. The journalist, along with two others, was arrested in a 2018 abetment to suicide case.
Goswami’s lawyer Harish Salve filed the petition after the former’s arrest on Wednesday. The bail plea was heard by a bench of justices which includes SS Shinde and MS Karnik at the Bombay High Court.
According to a leading news daily, Goswami in his petition claimed Mumbai Police tortured him. He alleged that during his arrest, a senior police officer hit him with a heavy boot. It resulted in a “half foot deep gash in his left hand” and “serious injury to his spinal cord.”
The 47-year-old journalist also claimed that he was “forced to drink a liquid” by the police officers while they were surrounding him. He added that he had “choked” after drinking the liquid.
On Saturday, the Bombay High Court heard the petition filed by the senior journalist who sought for interim bail and also challenged his arrest in the 2018 abetment of suicide case of interior designer Anvay Naik.
In a suicide note which was found by the police officials, Naik said that Goswami had not cleared his dues. Goswami was arrested by Alibaug police and was remanded to judicial custody till November 18 by a magistrate’s court.
Additionally, on Friday, the Supreme Court issued a contempt notice to Maharashtra Assembly Secretary for writing a letter to Goswami for breaching the confidentiality of the proceedings of the House by approaching the Apex Court against the breach of privilege notice on October 13.