AB Court 28
W. P. 20242 (W) of 2017
In the matter of : Nidhi Chitlangia nee Bahety
Mr. Diptangshu Basu …for the Petitioner.
Mr. Amar Mondal,
Ms. Sharmila Deb …for the State.
Mr. Arindam Sen,
Ms. Juin Dutta Chakraborty …for the Private
Respd. Nos.5 to 9.
Affidavit of service is taken on record.
Petitioner submits that the investigation in Lake
Town P.S. Case No.49 of 2017 dated 23.03.2017 under
Sections 498A/406/354 of the Indian Penal Code is not
being conducted properly.
Report is filed on behalf of the State-respondents
wherefrom it appears that investigation is in progress.
It also appears that a prayer for transfer of
investigation was made before the concerned
Magistrate. Prayer has also been made for addition of
Section 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act with the offences.
The report is taken on record. Copy of the said
report be handed over to the learned lawyer for the
Learned lawyer appearing on behalf of the private
respondent nos.5 to 9 denies and disputes the
allegations levelled against them and submits that his
clients are ready and willing to hand over the articles
belonging to the petitioner.
In view of such facts, I direct the Investigating
Agency to take necessary steps to seize the articles
belonging to the petitioner and hand over the same to
her on execution of bond subject to further orders that
may be passed in that regard by the learned Magistrate.
Parties are also at liberty to approach the learned
Magistrate and ventilate their grievances therein in
accordance with law.
Further report with regard to progress of
investigation be filed before this court on the next date
Let this matter appear under the heading “Motion”
four weeks hence.
The parties are directed to cooperate with the
Investigating Agency in the aforesaid matter.
(Joymalya Bagchi, J.)