Arnab Goswami released from Taloja jail

Goswami who was arrested from his residence on the morning of November 4, 2020 in connection to an abetment to suicide case, (of a 54 year old interior designer) was granted interim bail by a Bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud . After hearing the arguments during the course of the day, the Bench observed that High Court has erred in not exercising its jurisdiction to protect the personal liberty of citizen.
The Supreme Court was of the view that if the State government isn’taren’t going to exercise their duty properly then the supremethen supreme court has to intervene. It was found that Goswami was remembered to Judicial custody by the CJM, Alibag and he was shifted to Taloja jail and after police found him using a mobile using mobile phone in custody. Though the Raigad police had closed the case of suicide case of 54 year old interior designer saying that they weren’t able to find evidence on same. However the deceased daughter approached Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh seeking the case to be reopened. Goswami filed a writ petition of Habeas Corpus before Bombay High Court stating that criminal proceedings against him were politically motivated and his arrest was illegal.
The division bench of Justice SS Shinde and M S Karnik dismissed the interim application. The supreme court observed that High court did not relegated the petitioner with alternative remedy. The session courts however had posted the regular bail application filed by Arnab Goswmai. The supreme court bench as result of which ordered for Goswami’s forthwith release.

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