207 IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
Criminal Misc. M- No. 8935 of 2017 (OM)
Date of decision : May 31, 2017
Manpreet Singh …..Petitioner
State of Punjab and another ….Respondents
CORAM:- HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE LISA GILL
Present: Mr. Karan Garg, Advocate
for the petitioner.
Ms. Shivali, AAG, Punjab.
Mr. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Advocate
for respondent No. 2.
LISA GILL, J.
Prayer in this petition is for grant of anticipatory bail to the
petitioner in FIR No. 47 dated 22.09.2016 registered under Sections 406,
498A IPC at Police Station Women, Bathinda.
It is submitted that a settlement has been arrived at between the
parties. The Panchayati agreement dated 16.02.2017 is annexed as
Annexure P-2. The petitioner and his wife – respondent No. 2 have decided
to part ways. Petition under Section 13-B of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
has been filed. Part payment in terms of settlement has been received by
respondent No. 2.
Learned counsel for respondent No. 2 submits that in view of
the settlement between the parties, respondent No. 2 has no objection to the
grant of anticipatory bail to the petitioner.
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Learned counsel for the State, on instructions from ASI Fauji
Ram, submits that the petitioner has joined investigation. He is not required
for custodial interrogation.
There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the
petitioner is likely to abscond, if released on bail.
Keeping in view the facts and circumstances especially the
settlement arrived at between the parties but without expressing any opinion
on the merits of case, it is considered just and expedient to allow this
petition. Consequently, order dated 17.03.2017 is made absolute.
Liberty is afforded to respondent No. 2 to move an appropriate
application in case the petitioner does not comply with or adhere to the
terms and conditions of the settlement arrived at between the parties.
May 31, 2017 Judge
Whether speaking/reasoned : Yes
Whether reportable : Yes/No
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