Republic TV owner and editor Arnab Goswami, who was arrested by the Mumbai Police in an abetment of suicide case, filed a bail application in the Bombay High Court on Saturday. It will be heard by the Bench of Justice SS Shinde and MM Karnik.
In his application before the Bombay High Court, Goswami’s lawyer claimed that his client who is in judicial custody at Alibaug has suffered serious injuries while in illegal detention. Goswami has also filed a habeas corpus plea challenging his arrest on the morning of November 4 in connection with the case registered over the suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik.
In his bail plea, Goswami makes serious allegations of manhandling by the police. His application states, “During the course of his arrest and while being transferred to Alibaug in a police van and in the custody of the police, the petitioner suffered a 6-inch-deep gash on his left hand, a serious injury to his spinal cord, was hit by a heavy uniform police officer’s boot, was not allowed to wear shoes throughout, suffered vein injuries and was not even given access to drinking water. He was also forced to consume certain liquid by the police officers guarding him and choked as a result thereof.”