Republic TV Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami after being released from Taloja Central Jail on interim bail in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. (PTI)
HIGH-profile TV journalist Arnab Goswami on Wednesday walked out of Taloja jail in adjoining Raigad district, hours after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail in a two-year-old abetment to suicide case. Goswami came out of the jail around 8.30 pm and waved to people assembled outside from the vehicle carrying him, and thanked the Supreme Court for granting him interim bail.
Goswami, who was shifted to Taloja central jail on Sunday morning from a makeshift quarantine centre in Alibaug, flashed the victory sign and said, “this is the victory of the people of India.” Goswami and two others were arrested on November 4 by Raigad police in connection with the suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother in 2018. As Goswami walked out of jail after completing some procedural formalities, a group of his supporters waiting outside with placards greeted him with cheers.
The placards read Welcome Arnab and Treat of Diwali, Arnab wali. ‘Satyamev Jayate’ and ‘Happy Diwali’ was written on the road in front of the jail. People were also seen shouting slogans like ‘Bharat Mata ki jai, Vande Mataram and Arnab Goswami zindabad’. Family members of other prisoners, who were waiting for release of their kin, had also gathered outside the jail. The apex court, in its ruling earlier in the day, said it will be a “travesty of justice” if personal liberty is curtailed.