Chatrasinh @ Lalo Vakhatsinh Zala vs State Of Gujarat on 4 September, 2017

R/CR.MA/20950/2017 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR REGULAR BAIL) NO. 20950 of 2017

CHATRASINH @ LALO VAKHATSINH ZALA….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT….Respondent(s)

Appearance:
MR. BHARGAV K MEHTA, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1
MS. JIRGA JHAVERI, APP, for the Respondent(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE G.R.UDHWANI

Date : 04/09/2017
ORAL ORDER

1. This   application   is   filed   seeking   bail   under   Section   439   of   the 

Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 in respect of the offences punishable 

under Sections 498A, 306 and 114 of the Indian Penal Code for which 

FIR came to be registered at C.R. No.I­6 of 2017 with Rakhial Police 

Station.

2. Learned   counsel   for   the   applicant   has   taken   this   Court   to   the 

panchnama of scene of offence to point out that the deceased had met 

with an accident while making the tea. He drew attention of this Court to 

the reference made in the Panchnama to the fact that the parts of the 

Primus   were   scattered   all   over   suggesting   the   occurrence   of   the 

accident. Learned counsel for the applicant also drew attention of this 

Court   to   the   medical   history   in   the   injury   certificate   given   by   the 

deceased   herself   stating   that   on   account   of   the   accident,   while 

Page 1 of 4

HC-NIC Page 1 of 4 Created On Sun Sep 10 01:29:42 IST 2017
R/CR.MA/20950/2017 ORDER

preparing tea, she received the burn injuries. He also draws attention to 

the relevant fact in the medical certificate that all the burns received by 

the deceased on account of the said accident were superficial. It was 

contended that there was no iota of evidence suggesting of suicide. 

3. On   the   other   hand,   learned   Additional   Public   Prosecutor   has 

drawn   attention   of   this   Court   to   the   fact   that   the   accused   had   illicit 

relation with another lady on account of which there used to be quarrels 

frequently between the couple and at one point of time, the father­in­law 

of the deceased executed an affidavit depriving the applicant of all the 

rights in his property and ensuring the rights of the deceased and her 

children  therein.  The bail  application  is thus,  opposed  by the learned 

APP.

4. Having   considered   the   rival   contentions,   and   without   assigning 

the detailed reasons as the parties do not invite the same, this Court on 

consideration   of   over   all   circumstances   of   the   case,   is   inclined   to 

exercise the discretion in favour of the applicant and admit him to bail. 

5. Hence, this application is allowed and applicant is ordered to be 

released on bail in connection with I­CR No.6 of 2017 registered with 

Rakhial Police Station on executing a bond of Rs.10,000/­ (Rupees Ten 

Thousand only) with one surety of the like amount to the satisfaction of 

the trial Court and subject to the conditions that he shall;

(a) not take undue advantage of liberty or misuse liberty;

Page 2 of 4

HC-NIC Page 2 of 4 Created On Sun Sep 10 01:29:42 IST 2017
R/CR.MA/20950/2017 ORDER

(b) not   act   in   a   manner   injurious   to   the   interest   of   the 
prosecution;

(c) surrender   his   passport,   if   any,   to   the   lower   court   within   a 
week;

(d) not leave the territory of India without prior permission of the 
Sessions Judge concerned;

(e) mark   presence   in     the   concerned   police   station   once   in   a 
calendar month.

(f) furnish the present address of residence along with the proof 
to the   Investigating Officer concerned  and also to the trial 
court at the time of execution of the bond and shall indicate 
change of residential address if any to the trial court. 

6. The competent authority will release the applicants only if he is 

not required in connection with any other offence for the time being.

6.1 If   breach   of   any   of   the   above   conditions   is   committed,   the 

Sessions Judge concerned will be free to take appropriate action in the 

matter. 

6.2 Bail   bond   to   be   executed   before   the   lower   court   having 

jurisdiction to try the case. 

6.3 It will be open for the concerned Court to delete, modify and/or 

relax any of the above conditions in accordance with law. 

6.4 At   the   trial,   the   trial   court   shall   not   be   influenced   by   the 

observations   of   preliminary   nature,   qua   the   evidence   at   this   stage, 

made by this Court while enlarging the applicants on bail.

Page 3 of 4

HC-NIC Page 3 of 4 Created On Sun Sep 10 01:29:42 IST 2017
R/CR.MA/20950/2017 ORDER

7.   Rule   made   absolute   to   the   aforesaid   extent.   Direct   service   is 

permitted. 

(G.R.UDHWANI, J.)
siddharth

Page 4 of 4

HC-NIC Page 4 of 4 Created On Sun Sep 10 01:29:42 IST 2017

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *