Arnab Goswami and his wife have sensationally decided to withdraw their bail pleas in a case related to the alleged assault on a lady cop during the arrest of the Republic TV founder on 4 November.
Both Goswami and his wife had filed a bail plea before a City Civil and Sessions Court in Mumbai. They had sought relief in a case registered by the Mumbai Police for allegedly assaulting a lady cop and obstructing public servants from carrying out their duty.
However, the Times of India reported last week that Goswami and his wife decided to withdraw their pleas. Defence lawyer Shyam Kalyankar did not explain any reasons for the sensational withdrawal of their pleas. Special public prosecutor Sunil Gonsalves too did not object to the withdrawal of their pleas, leading to disposing of the application.
Arnab Goswami’s wife Samyabrata Ray Goswami, son and two other persons were booked by the Mumbai Police on charges of manhandling cops from the Raigad Police when they visited his house to arrest the Republic TV founder.
FIR registered against Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for allegedly assaulting a lady police officer when police team reached his residence in Mumbai this morning.
— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2020
Goswami was arrested in a case related to abetment to the suicide of a designer, who was employed by Republic TV in the past. The Maharashtra government had decided to launch a CID probe in the abetment to suicide case against the Republic TV founder. This was confirmed by Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. His announcement on a CID probe came days after his cabinet colleague Satej (Bunty) D.Patil promised that justice will prevail in the 2018 case against Goswami for alleged role in the abetment to suicide case.
The controversial TV anchor had to spend a week in Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai before the Supreme Court came to his rescue, ordering his release even when his plea was pending before a lower court in Mumbai.