Arnab Goswami (File Photo)
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The editor-in-chief of Republic TV was arrested on November 4. He was released from Taloja jail after the Supreme Court granted interim bail on Wednesday. Arnab was jailed in judicial custody. The court also granted interim bail to two other accused in the case.
Goswami filed a regular bail petition before the sessions court in Alibaug on Monday. A case of alleged abetment to suicide is registered in Alibaug itself. The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to grant interim bail to Arnab. He then moved the Supreme Court for relief. Goswami's lawyer Gaurav Parkar said, “We have withdrawn the bail petition from the sessions court.”
Hearing on 23rd of sending police custody
However, on Thursday, Additional Sessions Judge RG Malechetti adjourned the hearing on the revision petition filed by the Alibag police till November 23. The police challenged the local magistrate's order refusing to send Goswami and other accused to police custody and sending the accused to judicial custody.
The sessions court will also hear regular bail petitions filed on November 23 by two other accused in the case, Feroz Sheikh and Nitish Sarada. The lawyers for the accused told the sessions court that the trio had already got interim bail, so the revision petition is meaningless. The prosecution said that the court can still issue the order on the review petition.
In its petition, the police has requested the sessions court to send the three accused to police custody for questioning.