Unknown vs State Of Gujarat on 7 September, 2017

R/CR.MA/20844/2017 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR REGULAR BAIL) NO. 20844 of 2017

[On note for speaking to minutes of order dated 04/09/2017 in
R/CR.MA/20844/2017 ]

SURESH JIVABHAI MANDRA….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT….Respondent(s)

Appearance:
J K GANDHI, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1
MR H A SHAH, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1
PUBLIC PROSECUTOR for the Respondent(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE G.R.UDHWANI

Date : 07/09/2017
ORAL ORDER

In   the   order   dated   04.09.2017   passed   in   Criminal   Misc. 

Application  No.20844  of 2017,    wherever  the  words  “C.R.No.I­101  of 

2017” appears, it shall be read as “C.R.No.I­34 of 2017”. 

Accordingly, Speaking to Minutes is disposed of. Direct service is 

permitted.

(G.R.UDHWANI, J.)
siddharth

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR REGULAR BAIL) NO. 20844 of 2017

SURESH JIVABHAI MANDRA….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT….Respondent(s)

Appearance:

J K GANDHI, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1

MR H A SHAH, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1
MR LR POOJARI ADDITIONAL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR for the
Respondent(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE G.R.UDHWANI

Date : 04/09/2017

ORAL ORDER

1. Heard learned advocate for the applicant and learned APP for the 

respondent­State.

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

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

under Sections  366 and 376 of the Indian Penal  Code for which FIR 

came   to   be   registered   at   C.R.   No.I­   34   of   2017   with   Vasai   Police 

Station.

3. The learned counsel for the petitioner has invited attention of this 

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Court   to   the   affidavit   filed   by   the   investigator   before   the   trial   Court 

wherein   the   statement   of   the   prosecutrix   as   recorded   by   him   under 

Section  161 of the Code of Criminal  Procedure  has been referred  to 

and submitted that from her statement it is evident that the prosecutrix 

was   aged   about   20   years   and   it   was   within   her   knowledge   that   the 

petitioner  was  married  and that the petitioner  has stated  that he had 

taken divorce from his previous wife. Learned counsel therefore pointed 

out from such statement of the prosecutrix that with full knowledge and 

preparation the prosecutrix eloped with the petitioner after securing her 

birth certificate from Visnagar Seva Sadan. He also invited attention of 

this Court that the prosecutrix had gone to Gandhidham Court and had 

contacted   the   advocate   for   the   purpose   of   execution   of   ‘live­in 

­relationship’ document, after production of her birth certificate and the 

divorce deed of the applicant. It was submitted that such document is 

executed and thus no case for offence under Section 376 of the Indian 

Penal Code is made out. 

4. Learned APP while opposing the bail application would contend 

that after suppression  of material  fact about the age of the petitioner 

and the factum of his marriage, the accused developed the  relationship 

with the prosecutrix  with false promise  of marriage and thus physical 

relationship   were   established   with   the   applicant;   making   out   serious 

offence under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code after kidnapping 

her.

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5. Having considered the rival contentions without entering into the 

detailed reasoning as the parties do not invite the same, this Court is 

inclined to admit the petitioner to bail.

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

released on bail in connection with CR No. I­101 of 2017 registered with 

Vasai 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;

(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. 

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

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

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

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

matter.

7.2 Bail   bond   to   be   executed   before   the   lower   court   having 

jurisdiction to try the case.

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

relax any of the above conditions in accordance with law.

7.4 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.

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

permitted.

(G.R.UDHWANI, J.)

niru*

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