Arnab Goswami was arrested by Raigad police on 4th of November in the Abetment to the suicide of an interior designer case. Along with Arnab, two more people were arrested. On 8th November, Arnab Goswami was shifted to Taloja jail. Because, according to the officials, he was using a mobile during his police custody. Due to bad jail conditions, on 9th November, Arnab Goswami asked the High Court for bail, but the High Court rejected the plea. Finally, on the 11th of November, Arnab requested the supreme court for the bail. He was granted the interim bail by the holiday bench consisting Justice Chandra Chud and Justice Indira Benerjee. Haresh Salve was representing Arnab Goswami and Kapil Sibal was advocating for the Maharashtra government.
What Justice Chandra Chud and Indira Benerjee said?
The bench asked how the abetment of suicide case under section 306 of the Indian Penal code could be made out in a commercial dispute.
When Kapil Sibal said to the bench in his argument that, the Supreme Court should not take this case as a priority when many cases are pending. In response to that, Justice Chandrachur also said strongly to Kapil Sibal that the court could not stand by when personal liberty was threatened.
The bench also said that in case after case, high courts had been denying personal liberty.
Is it a revengeful act of government?
After Sonia Gandhi was called as Antonio Mino in a debate of two Sadhu’s lynching, from that moment, the issue of Goswami Vs Congress+ShivSena+Ncp fight started. Arnab Goswami is a right-wing journalist. Congress is proclaiming itself as a centralist party. The government has been continuously keeping cases on Arnab Goswami.
Pompous welcome to Arnab after getting interim bail:
Arnab Goswami got a grand welcome. It looked like it was a political party leader’s procession. Arnab Goswami gave the slogans of “Vandemataram” and “Bharath Matha ki Jai”
The Twitter war:
In the social media, especially Twitter, many supporters supported Arnab and said it was the right decision by the Supreme Court, and a few did not welcome the judgment, which was given by Supreme Court. The stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra went to the extent of calling Supreme court as a “Supreme Joke” and he made many derogatory comments. In response to this extreme illegitimate comment, an advocate reacted.
What did she say?
Advocate Chandini Shah Said ” Be ready to face the legal consequences for blatantly insulting the Apex Court of the Country, Justice Chandra Chud and Justice Indira Bannerjee, Adv Harish Salve. Time for you to realise, the freedom of speech is not Absolute in this country”
What the senior advocate, Mahesh Jethmalani said?
In reply to Advocate Chandini Shah, Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani said ” You will turn a lowly worm into a glow-worm. He wants glare: give him the darkness he deserves” According to him, Kunal Kamra was a lowly worm.
Unnecessary tweet of Mehaboba Mufti:
Mehab0oba Mufti said ” Agree with SCs outrage on right to liberty. But sadly this outrage has been selective as there are hundreds of Kashmiri journalists languishing in jails on baseless charges. Forget court ruling, they did not get a court hearing. Why no sense of urgency for their liberty?”
She did not ask the same when the Yakub Menon case was heard by the Supreme Court at midnight?
What is going on in the mind of a common man?
The people of India have been seeing the partiality and the divisive politics of different parties. Their usage of authority against someone only to take any revenge is a gruesome blunder. The Maharashtra government has been doing the same. If the Maharashtra government has been continuing the same, at the time of elections they have to pay its cost. Already, the congress has been experiencing the steepest downfall after its origin in 1885. Shiv Sena and NCP are confined to small regions in Maharashtra. This kind of avenging on Arnab who directly supports right-wing ideology would benefit only BJP. One political scientist said that there would be no political character assassin, there could be only political suicides and self goals!! Congress, Shiv Sena and NCP did a self-goal by projecting Arnab as a right-wing representative.