On Wednesday, the Indian Supreme Court has granted bail to Indian anchor Arnab Goswami, who was arrested in connection with abetment to suicide case.
According to the details, the Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami was being investigated for his alleged role in the death of an architect who designed his studio.
Anvay Naik took his life in 2018 and his wife accused Mr. Goswami of not paying his fee.
Two years ago, the case was closed by Indian police due to a lack of evidence. However, it was reopened after Naik’s family request.
A two-member bench of the Indian apex court slammed the Maharashtra government for arresting the journalist, saying that it was the court’s job to “law down the law and protect liberty”.
The judges further said,
“The victim is entitled to recourse as in proper and fair probe.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the development came after Goswami’s request to reopen the case and grant him bail was turned down by the Bombay High Court.
However, today Arnab and the other two arrested were granted bail. The Supreme Court said that they should be released no later than two days and directed them to furnish bonds worth INR50,000.
The Maharashtra government told the court that it was the state’s responsibility to protect the weak
The bench in this regard remarked,
“If tomorrow, a person commits suicide in Maharashtra and blames the government, then will the Chief Minister be arrested?”
“If left to me, I do not watch the channel and you may differ in ideology, but if constitutional courts do not interfere today, we are traveling the path of destruction undeniably,” said the judge.
“If state governments target individuals, they must realize there is an apex court to protect the liberty of citizens… We must send a message today to the high courts as well. Please exercise your jurisdiction to uphold personal liberty,” added the bench.