Karnataka High Court while deciding anticipatory bail of MD of Kannada TV channel cites recent Supreme Court order of bail of Arnab Goswami.
Karnataka High Court bench of Justice B A Patil granted anticipatory bail to Rakesh Shetty, MD of Power TV channel, and asked him to cooperate in the investigations.
High Court said, “It is the duty of the court to exercise its jurisdiction in a proper way to protect the personal liberty of a citizen. If courts do not interfere, then we are travelling the path of destruction. This proposition of law has been laid down by the apex court in its decision in the case of Arnab Manoranjan Goswami vs the State of Maharashtra and others decided on 11.11.2020.”
Karnataka High Court passed the order where the Supreme Court called for liberal interpretation of the legal provision for anticipatory bail since it has been conceptualised under Article 21 of the Constitution, which relates to personal liberty.