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The Supreme Court is hearing a special leave petition filed by Republic TV Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami seeking interim bail in the case concerning the suicide of interior designer, Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik.
Goswami has challenged a Bombay High Court order of November 9 which had rejected the bail plea while asking him to move Sessions court for regular bail.
The plea by Goswami before the Supreme Court states that his arrest was "illegal, mala-fide and politically motivated as evident from the multifarious proceedings initiated against him, his news channels, Republic and Republic Bharat at the behest of the political dispensation."
The matter is now being heard by a Supreme Court Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee.
Live updates from the Supreme Court hearing feature on this page.