Unknown vs State Of Gujarat on 5 December, 2017

R/CR.MA/29051/2017 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD
CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR ANTICIPATORY BAIL) NO. 29051 of
2017

BHIKHUSINH MAGANSINH ZALA 1….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT….Respondent(s)

Appearance:
MR IM PANDYA, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1 – 2
MS CM SHAH ADDITIONAL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR for the Respondent(s)
No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE G.R.UDHWANI

Date : 05/12/2017

ORAL ORDER

1. This   application   is   filed   seeking   bail   under   Section   438   of   the 
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 in respect of the offences punishable 
under Sections 363, 366, 504, 506(2) of the Indian Penal Code   ( for 
short ‘the IPC’) with sections 11(4), 12, 17 of the Protection of Children 
from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 for which FIR came to be registered at 
C.R. No.I­ 153 of 2017 with Prantij  Police Station.

2.   Learned advocate appearing on behalf of the applicants would 

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

enlarged on anticipatory bail by imposing suitable conditions. Learned 

Advocate for the applicants on instructions states that the applicants are 

ready and willing to abide by all the conditions, including the condition 

with regard to the powers of Investigating Agency to seek remand of the 

petitioners; subject to the petitioners right to oppose it. 

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

respondent­State has opposed this application. 

4.  Having   considered   the   nature   of   accusation   against   the 

petitioners and the statement of the prosecutrix, the case for admitting 

the petitioners in anticipation of their arrest is made out in absence of 

antecedent   against   the   petitioners   and   in   absence   of   apprehension 

against them tampering with the evidence or threatening the witnesses 

or fleeing from justice, etc. 

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

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

at C.R. No.I­153 of 2017 at Prantij Police Station, the applicants shall 

be released on bail on their furnishing a personal bond of Rs.10,000/­ 

(Rupees ten thousands only) each with one surety of the like amount on 

the following conditions that they shall:

(a) cooperate with the investigation and make themselves 

available for interrogation whenever required;

(b)   remain   present   at   the   concerned   Police   Station   on 

11.12.2017 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 

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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 their 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 

application for remand if he considers it proper and just and 

the learned Magistrate would decide the same on merits;

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

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

applicants.   The   applicants   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 

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power   of   the   learned   Magistrate   to   consider   such   a   request   in 

accordance with law. It is clarified that the applicants, 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.

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

facie observations made by this Court while enlarging the applicants on 

bail.   Rule   is   made   absolute   to   the   above   extent.  Direct   service  is 

permitted. 

(G.R.UDHWANI, J.)

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