216 IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
Criminal Misc. M- No. 11241 of 2017 (OM)
Date of decision : August 16, 2017
Rajat Bhatia …..Petitioner
State of Punjab and another ….Respondents
CORAM:- HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE LISA GILL
Present: Mr. Naveen Bawa, Advocate
for the petitioner.
Mr. Devinder Bir Singh, DAG, Punjab.
Mr. Zorawar Singh Chauhan, Advocate
for respondent No. 2.
LISA GILL, J.
Prayer in this petition is for grant of anticipatory bail to the
petitioner in FIR No.234 dated 07.11.2016 registered under Section 406,
498A IPC at Police Station Phillaur, District Jalandhar.
It is submitted that during the pendency of this petition, the
matter has been amicably resolved before the Mediation and Conciliation
Centre of this Court on 07.07.2017. Settlement/compromise dated
07.07.2017 is available on the file of this Court. It is informed that the
petitioner and his wife – respondent No. 2 have resumed co-habitation.
Learned counsel for respondent No. 2 submits that his client
has no objection in case this petition is allowed subject to strict adherence to
the terms and conditions of the settlement by the petitioner.
Learned counsel for the State, on instructions from HC Satnam
Singh verifies that the petitioner has joined investigation.
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There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the
petitioner is likely to abscond or that he is likely to dissuade the
witnesses from deposing true facts in the Court, if released on bail.
Keeping in view the facts and circumstances noted above,
specifically settlement/compromise dated 07.07.2017 but without
expressing any opinion on the merits of case, it is considered just and
expedient to allow this petition. Consequently, order dated 03.04.2017 is
However, liberty is afforded to respondent No.2 to move an
appropriate application in this matter, in case the terms and conditions of
settlement between the parties are not adhered to by the petitioner.
August 16, 2017 Judge
Whether speaking/reasoned : Yes/No
Whether reportable : Yes/No
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