IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
Date of decision: 05.09.2017
Madhu Bhateja and another
State of Haryana and another
CORAM: HON’BLE MS. JUSTICE JAISHREE THAKUR
Present: Mr. J.S. Lalli, Advocate,
for the petitioners.
Ms. Gaganpreet Kaur, AAG, Haryana.
Mr. Vishal Sharma Haritwal, Advocate,
for respondent No.2.
JAISHREE THAKUR, J. (ORAL)
This is a petition for grant of anticipatory bail to the petitioners
in case FIR No.295 dated 03.12.2016 under Sections 323, 406, 498A IPC,
registered at Police Station Cheeka, District Kaishal.
This Court was pleased to pass the following order on
“Counsel for the petitioners inter alia contends that though
it is true that the petitioners did not join investigation in
compliance with interim bail granted by the Court of Sessions but
it is submitted that as the petitioners reside in Bathinda and
application for bail was filed at Kaithal as the case has been
registered at Cheeka, for want of necessary communication from
counsel for the petitioners before the Court below they could not
join the investigation. It is further submitted that the petitioners are
ready to join investigation and co-operate throughout. They are
also ready to rehabilitate the complainant in the matrimonial home
because the marriage subsisted merely for a period of three
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months. On oral request made by counsel for the petitioners, the
complainant is impleaded as a respondent.
Amended memo of parties be filed in the Registry.
Notice of motion for 27.04.2017.
In the meantime, the petitioners shall join the investigation
within a period of 10 days. In case, they join the investigation
within the stipulated period, they shall be released on interim bail
by the investigating officer subject to the following conditions:-
(i) They shall join the investigation as and when required by
the Investigating Officer.
(ii) They shall not offer any threat, promise or inducement to
any person acquainted with the facts of the case so as to
dissuade him from disclosing the same to the Investigating
(iii) They shall not leave the limits of this country without prior
permission of the Court.”
Learned counsel for the petitioners submits that the petitioners
have joined the investigation and a compromise has been effected between
the parties. The petitioners have also filed CRM-M-24393-2017 for
quashing of the said FIR.
Learned counsel for the respondent-State confirms the
Since the petitioners have joined the investigation and
compromise has been effected between the parties, the petition is allowed
and interim order dated 22.02.2017 is hereby made absolute subject to the
condition that the petitioner will not tamper with evidence or hamper the
investigation; will not leave India without permission of the Court and will
comply with the conditions contained in Section 438(2) Cr.P.C.
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Whether speaking/reasoned Yes.
Whether reportable No.
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