Nov 11, 2020 15:07 UTC
Nov 11, 2020 at 15:07 UTC
NEWS: “A strong message needs to be sent, if a state is targeting an individual”, Justice Chandrachud while releasing Arnab Goswami on interim bail
The bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud ordered the release of Arnab Goswami and two others on interim bail in connection with the 2018 abetment to suicide case. A closure report was filed in September 2019; however, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had ordered a reinvestigation after a fresh complaint by the victim’s daughter.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Maharashtra government questioned how bail can be granted only on the basis of FIR without looking at the evidence.
Justice Chandrachud while giving the order said that,
“If we as a constitutional court do not lay down law and protect liberty then who will? If a citizen is sent to jail, if high courts don’t grant bail. We have to send a strong message.”