The Bombay High Court today refused to grant interim relief in a habeus corpus petition filed by Republic chief Arnab Goswami against his arrest in a case of abetment to suicide, Goswami’s plea had challenged his arrest by the Maharashtra police yesterday.
The court said it could not pass an interim order without hearing the complainant and the state. The petition will be heard tomorrow.
Yesterday, ie. On 4th Nov Goswami was sent to judicial custody for 14 days by the judicial magistrate in Alibaug. He was picked up from his house in the morning.
In the court today, Abad Ponda said, further investigation cannot be done “without judicial order” and therefore said Goswami’s arrest was “illegal”.
The division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik said, “We will have to issue notice to the State, to the complainant and we will hear the case on some other date after vacations. But there are other remedies. You can challenge the remand order.”