Narinder Kaur vs State Of Punjab on 22 November, 2017

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANAAT
CHANDIGARH

Criminal Misc. No.M- 36071 of 2017(OM)
Date of Decision: November 22 , 2017.

Narinder Kaur …… PETITIONER (s)

Versus

State of Punjab …… RESPONDENT (s)

CORAM:- HON’BLE MRS.JUSTICE LISA GILL

Present: Mr. Amit Dhawan, Advocate
for the petitioner.

Mr. Rahul Rathore, DAG, Punjab.
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1. Whether reporters of local papers may be allowed to see
the judgment?
2. To be referred to the reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the digest?
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LISA GILL, J.

The petitioner prays for bail pending trial in FIR No.128 dated

03.06.2017 under Sections 306/34 IPC (the offence punishable under Sections

304B/498A IPC added subsequently), registered at Police Station Kotwali,

Kapurthala, District Kapurthala.

It is submitted that marriage of the petitioner’s son was solemnized

with the deceased in the year 2012. There is nothing on record to indicate that in

all these years the deceased was ever subjected to harassment or cruelty at the

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hands of the petitioner, who is the mother-in-law of the deceased. It is further

submitted that no specific allegations qua the petitioner alone has been raised.

There are general allegations against all the accused. It is further contended that

the version given in the FIR is not borne out from the post-mortem report which

does not reflect any injury on the person of the deceased. The petitioner’s son is

in custody. The petitioner, it is submitted, is not involved in any other criminal

case. Trial is not likely to conclude in the near future. Challan has since been

presented. Therefore, it is prayed that this petition be allowed.

Heard learned counsel for the parties.

Learned counsel for the State, on instructions from ASI Balbeer

Singh, informs that final report under Section 173 Cr.P.C. has since been

presented. The petitioner is not reported to be involved in any other criminal

case. Trial in this case is not likely to conclude in the near future. No useful

purpose would be served by keeping the petitioner incarcerated any longer in the

facts and circumstances of this case.

There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the petitioner is

likely to abscond or that he is likely to dissuade the witnesses from deposing true

facts before the Court, if released on bail.

Keeping in view the facts and circumstances as above but without

commenting upon or expressing any opinion on the merits of the case, this

petition filed by Narinder Kaur is allowed. The petitioner be released on bail

pending trial subject to her furnishing requisite bail bonds and surety to the

satisfaction of the learned Trial Court.

It is clarified that none of the observations made hereinabove shall

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be construed to be a reflection on the merits of the case. The same are solely

confined for the purpose of decision of the present petition.

( LISA GILL )
November 22 , 2017. JUDGE
‘om’

Whether speaking/reasoned: Yes/No
Whether reportable: Yes/No

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