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World news – IN – ‘If a state targets an individual like that’: SC during hearing on Arnab Goswami’s bail plea

Senior advocate Harish Salve argued that the “overlay of malice and fact, abuse and conduct of state power is not something that happens on daily basis”

Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Wednesday told senior advocate Harish Salve that in the bail plea of his client, jailed Republic TV promoter Arnab Goswami, the only “prayer which survives is the quashing of FIR” and slammed the state of Maharashtra for “targetting an individual”

“If we as a constitutional court do not lay down law and protect liberty then who will? If a state targets an individual like that, a strong message needs to be sent out Our democracy is extraordinarily resilient,” Justice Chandrachud observed

The top court also asked Maharashtra whether Goswami’s case requires custodial interrogation, and said “we are dealing with issue of personal liberty”, adding that “it would be travesty of justice if personal liberty of a person is curtailed”

“Before you begin, there is one aspect we look at in these matters where there is a challenge to the FIRs The only prayer which survives is the quashing of FIR,” Justice Chandrachud said when the hearing commenced

Goswami was jailed along with two other accused Feroze Shaikh and Nitish Sarda in the 2018 abetment to suicide case of 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother over non-payment of dues by the companies of the accused The plea, filed via advocate Nirnimesh Dubey, challenges the November 9 order of the Bombay High Court refusing Goswami interim bail

“Whatever be his ideology, lest I don’t even watch his channel, but if in THIS case, the constitutional courts do not interfere today, we are traveling the path of destruction undeniably Our democracy is extraordinarily resilient The Maharashtra government must ignore all this (Arnab’s taunts on TV),” Justice Chandrachud stated

Salve argued that the “overlay of malice and fact, abuse and conduct of state power is not something that happens on daily basis”

“We are past the FIR stage The FIR was lodged in May 2018, and after this the matter was probed The power to re-investigation was wrongly used,” he told the apex court

Arnab Goswami’s bail plea in SC: Harish Salve argues that overlay of malice & fact, abuse & conduct of state power is not something that happens on daily basis We’re past FIR stage FIR was lodged in May 2018 & after this matter was probed Power to re-investigation wrongly used

Goswami’s appeal against the Bombay High Court’s rejection of his bail was listed in the apex court registry for hearing by the vacation bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee

In his petition to the top court, Goswami, who is lodged in Taloja jail in Raigad district, stated that the balance of convenience is in favour of the petitioner and he would suffer irreparable harm and injury if the operation of the Bombay HC’s order is not stayed during the pendency of the present petition

« Multifarious proceedings have been initiated against him, his news channel, Republic TV and Republic Bharat and their employees at the behest of political dispensation in Maharashtra and the state police, » the Republic TV editor-in-chief said in his petition

« It is, therefore, most respectfully prayed that the petitioner’s arrest was illegal, mala-fide and politically motivated as evident from the multifarious proceedings initiated against him, » read the petition

« The Bombay High Court had erred in law by refusing bail to the petitioner (Arnab Goswami) by its order of November 09, 2020, especially when the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Raigad, Alibaug in its remand order of November 4, had observed that the arrest of the petitioner and other accused in the 2018 FIR was illegal and there were no grounds made out for granting police custody of the Petitioner and other accused, » it said

Meanwhile, Goswami’s bail plea is also scheduled for hearing in the trial court during the day The high court will hear the pleas of the three accused seeking to quash the FIR on December 10

Goswami was arrested on November 4 from his Lower Parel residence in Mumbai and taken to Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district

Arnab Goswami, Supreme Court of India, HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY, Republic TV

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SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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