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Republic Chief Arnab Goswami moved the Supreme Court seeking interim bail in the 2018 case of alleged abetment to suicide of an interior designer.The Bombay High Court had refused to grant interim bail to Goswami and two others on Monday and asked them to move to the local court for the relief. The appeal against the high court order has been filed in the top court through lawyer Nirnimesh Dubey. The petition states that the High Court order is erred in law while holding that the Court cannot exercise power under Article 226 when there is alternate and efficacious remedy available to the petitioner under section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
“The legislature has provided specific remedy under Section 439 Cr.P.C. for applying for regular bail. Having regard to the alternate and efficacious remedy available to the petitioner under section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, this Court has to exercise judicial restraint while entertaining application in the nature of seeking regular bail in a petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India read with section 482 of Code of Criminal Procedure,” said the Bombay High Court while rejecting the habeas Corpus plea filed by Arnab Goswami.
Pradeep Bhandari, a consulting editor with Republic news channel, urged the Chief Justice of India to take cognizance of shifting of Arnab Goswami to Taloja Jail to keep him allegedly with "hardened" and "underworld" criminals and provide "some sort of safety" to him. He said Goswami has said that "his life is in danger and he has been beaten up in the morning" and urged the CJI to take cognizance of this matter and provide some sort of safety to him.