Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami did not get bail on the second day from the Bombay High Court. The hearing on the interim bail application remained incomplete on Friday in the case of allegedly abetting the interior designer for suicide. It will be heard on Saturday. Arnab has been sent to judicial custody till 18 November. He is housed in a school-built Kovid Center.
A bench of High Court Justices SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik said during the hearing, "Usually, bail is applied first to the Magistrate Court and then to the Sessions Court." An application is made in the High Court for not getting bail.
To this, Goswami's lawyer Harish Salve said, "The High Court has the exclusive right to hear the bail application." The freedom of his client is at stake. The state government wants to harass him, as he had asked questions to the state government on his channel. The state government wants to teach Arnab a lesson. Several FIRs have been filed against him.
BJP MLA and three others in custody
BJP MLA Ram Kadam protested outside the ministry to protest against Arnab's arrest. Police detained Ram Kadam and three others and later released. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 1) Sasikumar Meena said Kadam was protesting without permission.
Uddhav Thackeray's name too
On the same suicide note of Anvay Naik, where Arnab has been arrested, Vandana Dhawale, wife of Dilip Dhawale, a farmer who committed suicide in Osmanabad, has sought justice from the state government.
In fact, Shiv Sena MP Omraj Nimbalkar in Osmanabad had taken a loan from the bank on Dileep's four acres of land but did not repay it. Disturbed by this, Dileep committed suicide on his farm on April 12, 2019. Apart from Nimbalkar, Uddhav's name was also written in Dhawale's suicide note.