Unknown vs State Of Gujarat on 5 October, 2017

R/CR.MA/23092/2017 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR ANTICIPATORY BAIL) NO. 23092 of
2017

VANITA MAHENDRABHAI CHAUHAN….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT….Respondent(s)

Appearance:
MR. RAHUL K RAJPUT, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1
MR MEHUL M MEHTA, ADVOCATE for the Respondent(s) No. 1
MR KP RAVAL ADDITIONAL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR for the Respondent(s)
No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE G.R.UDHWANI

Date : 05/10/2017

ORAL ORDER

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

respondent­State.

2. This   application   is   filed   seeking   bail   under   Section   438   of   the 

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

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

Sections 3 and 7 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, for which  FIR came to 

be registered at C.R. No.I­ 171 of 2017 with Shahibaugh Police Station.

3. Learned   advocate   appearing   on   behalf   of   the   applicant   would 

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submit   that   considering   the   nature   of   offence,   the   applicant   may   be 

enlarged on anticipatory bail by imposing suitable conditions. 

4. On   the   other   hand,   the   learned   APP   appearing   for   the 

respondent­State has opposed this application to the nature and gravity 

of the offence.

5. This   court   has   hear   the   learned   advocates   appearing   for   the 

respective   parties   and   perused   the   investigation   papers.   Considering 

the   nature   of   accusations   against   the   applicants   and   the   nature   of 

contents  in  the  FIR,   as   also   nature   of   statement   of  the   deceased   in 

electronical communication with her niece­ Vishwa, in the opinion of this 

Court, the case for admitting the applicants to anticipatory bail is made 

out. 

6. Learned Advocate for the applicant on instructions states that the 

applicant is ready and willing to abide by all the conditions, including 

impositions   of   conditions   with   regard   to   the   powers   of   Investigating 

Agency to file an application before the competent court for his remand. 

He   would   further   submit   that   upon   filing   of   such   application   by   the 

Investigating   Agency,   the   right   of   applicant   accused   to   oppose   such 

application on merits may be kept open.

7. In the result, this application is allowed.  It is directed  that in the 

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event of arrest of the applicant herein in connection with FIR registered 

at  C.R. No.I­ 171 of 2017 at Shahibaug  Police Station,  the applicant 

shall   be   released   on   bail   on   his   furnishing   a   personal   bond   of 

Rs.10,000/­   (Rupees   ten   thousands   only)   with   one   surety   of   the   like 

amount on the following conditions that he shall:

(a)   cooperate   with   the   investigation   and   make   himself 

available for interrogation whenever required;

(b)   remain   present   at   the   concerned   Police   Station   on 

07.10.2017 between 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.;

(c) not directly or indirectly make any inducement, threat or 

promise to any person acquainted with the fact of the case 

so as to dissuade him/them from disclosing such facts to 

the court or to any police officer;

(d) not obstruct or hamper the police investigation and not 

to  play  mischief  with  the  evidence  collected  or  yet  to  be 

collected by the police;

(e) at the time of execution of bond, furnish the address to 

the investigating officer and the court concerned and shall 

not change his residence till the final disposal of the case 

till further orders;

(f) not leave India without the permission of the Court and if 

having   passport,   shall   deposit   the   same   before   the   Trial 

Court within a week; and 

(g) it would be open to the Investigating Officer to file an 

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application for remand if he considers it proper and just and 

the learned Magistrate would decide the same on merits;

8. Despite this order, it would be open for the Investigating Agency 

to apply to the competent Magistrate, for Police remand of the applicant. 

The applicant shall remain present before the learned Magistrate on the 

first   date   of   hearing   of   such   application   and   on   all   subsequent 

occasions, as may be directed by the learned Magistrate. This would be 

sufficient to treat the accused in the judicial custody for the purpose of 

entertaining  application  of the  prosecution  for police  remand.  This  is, 

however,   without   prejudice   to   the   right   of   the   accused   to   seek   stay 

against an order of remand, if, ultimately, granted, and the power of the 

learned Magistrate to consider such a request in accordance with law. It 

is clarified that the applicant, even if, remanded to the Police custody, 

upon   completion   of   such   period   of   Police   remand,   shall   be   set   free 

immediately, subject to other conditions of this anticipatory bail order.

9. At the trial, the Trial Court shall not be influenced by the prima­

facie observations made by this Court while enlarging the applicant on 

bail.  Rule is made is made absolute.  Direct service is permitted. 

(G.R.UDHWANI, J.)

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