THEY WILL KILL ME SAYS ARNAB GOSWAMI
Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami made shocking revelations of being assaulted and his life being under threat as he was being shifted from the quarantine center in Alibag to Taloja jail on Sunday after remaining in judicial custody for four days.
Arnab Goswami was shifted from the quarantine center in a police van with black screens on its windows to prevent him from being noticed
After the Alibag CJM on Wednesday evening had sent Arnab to 14 days judicial custody, the Bombay HC on Saturday, reserved the order in the plea challenging Arnab's arrest following which it was announced that the verdict will be pronounced at 3 pm on Monday. Shifting Arnab Goswami to Taloja jail wasn't intimated to Arnab Goswami's lawyers.
Bombay High Court reserves its order
Senior Advocate Harish Salve put strong arguments representing Arnab Goswami once again, as the Bombay High Court on Saturday reserved its order in Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief's plea against his arrest. The two-judge bench comprising of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik ordered that bail can be sought by Arnab under Section 439 from the sessions court. The court also ordered that the sessions court must decide within four days if approached for bail. The Bombay High Court would pronounce its order as soon as possible, Justice Shinde stated. It was later announced that the order would be pronounced at 3 pm on Monday.
Earlier, on Friday, arguing for Arnab's release, senior advocate Harish Salve had stated that no permission had been taken by the police for reopening the 2018 Anvay Naik abetment of suicide case in which Arnab has been arrested, as per the order of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, adding 'the arrest is illegal'. Critically, while pronouncing her order in the remand hearing, the CJM too observed that there is no chain showing nexus between the suicide and the role of the accused i.e. Arnab Goswami