Arnab’s Anticipatory Bail Plea for Cop Assault Adjourned to 23 Nov

An FIR in this matter had been filed by Maharashtra Police for resisting police officials who came to arrest him.

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File photo of Arnab Goswami.

Republic Media Network Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami’s anticipatory bail plea in a sessions court in a case registered against him for allegedly assaulting a woman police officer, has been adjourned to 23 November, PTI reported on Thursday, 11 November.

The plea was not heard as the judge did not preside, lawyer Shyam Kalyankar reportedly said.

On Wednesday, it was reported that Goswami and his wife Samyabrata Ray had sought anticipatory bail over the case filed against them. An FIR had been filed by Maharashtra Police on 4 November for resisting police officials who came to arrest him after Goswami was sent to 14-day judicial custody in the 2018 abetment of suicide case.

Sections 353, 504, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been invoked in this FIR, according to the Hindustan Times.

Supreme Court Grants Goswami Interim Bail

Goswami was arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik and the death of his mother Kumud Naik in 2018.

However, on Wednesday, Goswami was released from Taloja Jail following the Supreme Court order which granted him interim bail in connection with the case against him.

A vacation bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee heard the plea by Goswami against the decision of the Bombay High Court, which had rejected his request for interim bail on Monday.

The judges raised serious concerns about deprivation of personal liberty in Goswami’s case after considering the FIR against him and observing that it was difficult to see how the offence of abetment of suicide under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code could be made out in a commercial dispute.

(With inputs from PTI and Hindustan Times.)

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