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Republic TV's Arnab Goswami has been granted interim bail by the Supreme Court following hours of deliberations from both sides. During the hearing both sides were heard in detail. Senior Advocate Harish Salve led the arguments for Goswami, while Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal led arguments for the other side.
The order said: “Arguments have been heard during the course of the day. The appeals before the court arise out if the order of the Bombay High Court of 9 November by which the order of interim bail and disposal of writ petitions has been rejected. In the meantime we are of the considered view that the high court was in error in rejecting plea for interim bail.”
A two-judge bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee of the Supreme Court had some tough words for the Maharashtra government over the TV anchor's arrest as they heard the petition through video conferencing.
"If we as a constitutional court do not lay down law and protect liberty, then who will. The victim is entitled to recourse as in proper and fair probe," the supreme court ruled.