New Delhi (ILNS): A Sessions Court has rejected Mumbai Police’s plea to have Arnab Goswami in its custody, instead of judicial custody. The CJM’s court had earlier, too, rejected a similar plea by the Alibaug police in Raigad district, following which the police had filed a revision application.
This is related to the arrest of the Republic TV editor and two others in the abetment to suicide case.
The matter will now be heard tomorrow.
Arnab Goswami the other two accused – Feroze Shaikh and Nitesh Sarda – had been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days, after the remand application of the Raigad Police was rejected by the CJM, Alibaug on Wednesday.
In a late-night order, the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Sunaina Pingale had remanded Goswami and the two other accused in judicial custody till November 18 in an abetment to suicide case.
On Wednesday the CJM had noted that the prosecution has failed to prima facie establish a link between the deceased and the accused persons.
The police, in its application, argued that the CJM court had erred in not considering the submissions and grounds submitted by the prosecution while seeking custody of Goswami and two other arrested accused Feroze Shaikh and Nitesh Sarda.
The police had even asked the Sessions court to quash the CJM order and grant them custody of the trio. The CJM in its order stated: “Taking into consideration the reasons behind the arrest of the accused persons and the arguments put forth by the accused persons, the arrest appears to be prima facie illegal.”
-India Legal Bureau