Guwahati: Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami, has been granted interim bail by the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a 2018 abetment to suicide case.
The bench, headed by Justice Chandrachud, granted Arnab Goswami and two other accused interim bail on a bond of Rs 50,000. The court also asked the high court to exercise their jurisdiction to uphold personal liberty.
Taking to Twitter, Assam health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote: “I am extremely pleased that Hon #SupremeCourt has granted an interim bail to #ArnabGoswami. With this, I sincerely hope the wicked witch against @republic Editor in chief, and the channel, comes to an end. Justice prevails!”
Goswami had move the top court on Tuesday after the high court denied him bail. Arnab and two other accused Feroz Saikh and Nitesh Sarda, was arrested on November 4.
All the accused were produced before court on the same day. The magistrate, however, refused to send them in police custody and remanded them judicial custody till November 18.