Interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami being refused Credit: File image

In the latest development related to the Arnab Goswami case, the Bombay High Court on Monday refused to grant interim bail to Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami. The Republic TV editor-in-chief was arrested and remanded to 14 days judicial custody on November 4 along with two co-accused in the 2018 abetment to suicide case.

The Court said that no case was made out for the exercise of extraordinary jurisdiction by the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution when the petitioners have the alternate remedy of seeking regular bail under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

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A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik said observations made by the Bombay High Court court were only prima facie in nature only for the purpose of deciding the interim application and will not apply to the application made by Arnab Goswami seeking regular bail. The bench dismissed the interim bail applications of the co-accused Nitish Sarada and Parveen Rajesh Singh with the same observations as in the case of Goswami.

Goswami was sent to 14-day judicial custody on November 4 after being arrested by the Raigad police from his house in Mumbai following a two-year-old suicide abetment case by interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik at Alibag.

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