Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami moved Supreme Court after the Bombay High Court dismissed his petition for interim bail in 2018 abetment to suicide case on Monday.
Goswami was arrested along with two others – Feroze Shaikh and Nitish Sarda – by Alibag Police and remanded to judicial custody for 14 days on November 4 in connection with the death of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik in 2018.
The 47-year-old journalist had earlier filed an interim bail plea before the Bombay high court on Saturday. The court had reserved its order on Goswami’s plea and given him an option to file the application in sessions court, which he took and filed a bail plea before a sessions court on Monday.
Following his arrest from his Lower Parel residence, Goswami was kept at a local school designated as a Covid-19 centre for the Alibag prison till November 8, after which he was shifted to the Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai.
Speaking to Republic TV reporters from a van that shifted him from the prison quarantine centre to the jail on Sunday, Goswami alleged that he was being subjected to torture and was not being allowed to talk to his lawyers.
The decision to move him to the jail before he completed his quarantine period at the school was taken after he was allegedly found using someone’s mobile phone to access his social media accounts in the quarantine centre. His own mobile phone was confiscated by the police at the time of his arrest.