Supreme Court grants bail to Arnab Goswami
The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in a case of alleged abetment to suicide of an interior designer Anvay Naik.
Cancelling the Bombay High Court order, the top court Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud stated that it would be travesty of justice if bail was not granted while FIR was still pending.
During the hearing, Arnab's lawyer Harish Salve said, "For abetment, there must be direct & indirect act of commission of offense. If a person commits suicide in Maharashtra & blames govt, will CM be arrested? Need to apply proximity test to prove abetment to suicide case"
Meanwhile, a Bench headed by Justice Chandrachud said Arnab Goswami and two other accused be released on interim bail on a bond of Rs 50,000. It also directed the Commissioner of Police to ensure the order is followed immediately.
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