Sri. K. Krishna Chaitanya vs The State Of Karnataka on 12 October, 2017

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU

DATED THIS THE 12TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2017

BEFORE

THE HON’BLE MRS.JUSTICE RATHNAKALA

CRIMINAL PETITION NO.6959/2017

Between:

Sri. K. Krishna Chaitanya
S/o K. Raghavendra,
Aged 28 years,
Working as Marketing Department in Amazon,
#875, 24th A-Cross, 24th Main Road,
2nd Parangipalya, HSR Layout,
Bengaluru – 560 102.
…Petitioner
(By Sri. M.B.Chandrachooda, Advocate)

And:

The State of Karnataka
By the Police Sub Inspection, Law and Order,
HSR Layout Police Station,
Bengaluru – 560 102.
…Respondent
(By Sri. S. Vishwamurthy, HCGP)

This criminal petition is filed under Section 438 of
Cr.P.C praying to enlarge the petitioner on bail in the
event of his arrest in Crime No.414/2017 of HSR Layout
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police station, Bengaluru for the offence p/u/s 498(A),
307 and 324 of IPC.

This Criminal Petition coming on for Orders
this day, the Court made the following:

ORDER

Heard the learned counsel for the petitioner and

the learned High Court Government Pleader for the

respondent-State.

2. The petitioner apprehends his arrest by the

respondent-police in their crime No.414/2017 registered

in respect of offences punishable under sections 498A,

307 and 324 of IPC.

3. The allegation is, the petitioner married the

complainant’s daughter – Smt. Swathi J. Badami, as per

custom on 02.07.2017 and the couple resided together

in a rented premises at Bengaluru. The petitioner

subsequently started harassing the complainant’s

daughter physically and mentally. On 13th and 14th
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July 2017, he had caused burn injuries on his wife.

Subsequently, panchayat was held and the couple were

advised. The petitioner insisted for money from his wife

to commence business with his friend – Neha, which

was refused by her. On 28.07.2017, he brought Idli and

cocum beverage from outside for her breakfast and

mixed some chemical in the said drink. On consuming

the same, she became unconscious and she was shifted

to the hospital. He intended to finish her off with that

beverage.

4. Perused the CD. On admission of the victim,

her blood sample was taken and was subjected for

analysis the empty tetra pack was also seized under

mahazar by the Investigating Officer.

5. Since the nature of the allegation does not

require for custodial interrogation of the accused and

also to pave way for reconciliation of the matrimonial
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dispute between the couple, it is in the interest of

justice, petition is allowed.

Petitioner is granted anticipatory bail in Crime

No.414/2017 registered by the respondent-Police,

subject to the following conditions:

(i) He shall forthwith appear before the
respondent-Investigating Officer. The
Investigating Officer is at liberty to
interrogate him;

(ii) In the event of his arrest by the
respondent-Investigating Officer, he
shall be released on bail on executing a
self bond for a sum of Rs.1,00,000/-
(Rupees one lakh only) with one surety
for the likesum; and

(iii) He shall not threaten or prevail upon the
complainant and her family members.

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Mother of the petitioner namely – Aruna is
present in the Court hall and submits that her
family undertakes to take proper care of
Smt. Swathi J. Badami.

In view of disposal of the main petition,
I.A.No.1/2017 will not survive. Hence, it is
disposed of.

Sd/-

JUDGE

VBS

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