New Delhi: Reminding the High Courts in the country to exercise their jurisdiction to uphold personal liberty, the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to journalist Arnab Goswami, who was arrested in suicide abetment case.
The court also granted interim bail to the co-accused Neetish Sarda and Mohammed Sheikh in the case.
After a prolonged hearing session which started 11 AM in the morning, the Supreme Court bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee observed that the Bombay High Court had erred in rejecting the application for grant of interim bail.
The court said that detailed judgment recording the reasons for the order will be released later.
The accused were asked to furnish a personal bond for an amount of Rs. 50,000 and were directed to cooperate with the investigation and not to interfere with the witnesses.