Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday, dismissed to grant interim relief to Arnab Goswami, the Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, but agreed to hear on Friday his habeas corpus petition against his arrest in connection with a 2018 abetment to suicide case.
“Can’t pass interim order without hearing the complainant and State,” a bench comprising Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik said while posting the habeas petition filed by Goswami challenging his arrest for hearing at 3 PM on Friday.
Friday is the last working day before the high court closes for a fortnight-long Diwali break during which only vacation benches will sit to hear urgent matters.
The court issued notices to the state and also the complainant, Andya Naik, asking them to respond to Goswami’s habeas corpus petition.
Goswami was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the suicide of Naik’s father, Anvay Naik, and is in judicial custody for 14 days.