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Odishatv Bureau

Mumbai: 'This is a victory of the people of the country; I am grateful to the Supreme Court,' Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami said after emerging from Taloja jail amid unprecedented support.

"I am proud that be it the cases pertaining to Susant Singh death case, Hathras, Palghar lynching, they (Maharashtra government) have a personal problem with me because of the kind of fearless journalism we are pursuing. We don't owe explanations to these politicians," Arnab said in a strong note.

He condemned the Maharashtra government and accused them of demotivating his spirit in order to break down a news network.

While narrating the ordeal he faced inside the jail, Arnab said that he had to undergo three rounds of interrogation inside the jail which was unusual.

Taking a dig at the Maha government, Arnab said, "I don't understand why they are obsessed with Republic TV. Roping lawyers with lakhs of rupees to target us, if Uddhav Thackeray could use even one percent of this resource and power, people will remember.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court ordered the release of Arnab Goswami on interim bail. A vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee also granted interim bail to two others, Nitish Sarda and Parveen Rajesh Singh, on personal bond of Rs 50,000 each.

The apex court on Wednesday questioned the Maharashtra government over the 2018 abetment to suicide case against journalist Arnab Goswami and said that it would be a travesty of justice if personal liberty of a person is curtailed like this.

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