We’ve emerged stronger from this agnipareeksha: Arnab back in the newsroom
Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami has returned to the newsroom after 9 days in judicial custody. The Supreme Court granted interim bail yesterday (November 11, 2020) to Goswami and two others in the two-year old abetment to suicide case. on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 to be executed by each of them.
A vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee observed that it would be a “travesty of justice” if personal liberty is curtailed. The bench also expressed concern over the targeting some individuals by state governments on the basis of ideology and difference of opinion.
Justice Chandrachud said, “Whatever be his ideology. Least, I don’t even watch his channel. But, if in this case Constitutional Courts do not interfere today, we are travelling the path of destruction undeniably.”
After being released from the Taloja Jail, Goswami went to the Republic studio, where he addressed his entire staff and said that he and his team had emerged even stronger after going through this “agnipareeksha” and that Republic would strive to keep fighting for truth and justice.
In a release issued, Republic Media Network hailed the Supreme Court and said that “The Hon’ble Supreme Court has not just upheld a citizen’s personal liberty, but it has also sent a resounding message to the world that the Indian Judiciary is a perennial and absolute protector of the Constitution.”
Speaking at the Republic studio, a visibly emotional Goswami also announced that over the next one year Republic would be launching in regional languages in different states of the country.