CRM No.M-31421 of 2017
IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
Criminal Misc. No.M- 31421 of 2017(OM)
Date of Decision: December 5 , 2017.
Hardeep Inder Singh …… PETITIONER (s)
State of Punjab …… RESPONDENT (s)
CORAM:- HON’BLE MRS.JUSTICE LISA GILL
Present: Mr. Deepak Arora, Advocate
for the petitioner.
Mr. Rahul Rathore, DAG, Punjab
1. Whether reporters of local papers may be allowed to see
2. To be referred to the reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the digest?
LISA GILL, J.
Prayer in this petition is for grant of anticipatory bail to the
petitioner in FIR No.123 dated 10.07.2017 under Sections 406/498A/328/120B
IPC, registered at Police Station City Gurdaspur.
It is submitted that the matter has been amicably resolved between
the parties before the Mediation and Conciliation Centre of this Court on
17.11.2017. Settlement/agreement dated 17.11.2017 is attached with the
connected file i.e., CRM No.M-27757 of 2017. The parties have decided to file
a petition under Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. A Demand draft
bearing No.488966 dated 04.12.2017 for a sum of `1,50,000/- drawn on The
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Hoshiarpur Central Cooperative Bank Ltd., Dasuya in favour of the petitioner’s
wife – Amandeep Kaur has been handed to learned counsel for the complainant
in Court today in terms of the said settlement/agreement, for onward
transmission to her. Photocopy of the said demand draft is taken on record
subject to just exceptions. It is submitted that the petitioner undertakes to abide
by the terms and conditions of the settlement. Therefore, it is prayed that this
petition be allowed.
Learned counsel for the complainant verifies the factum of
settlement between the parties and submits that his client has no objection in
case this petition is allowed, subject to strict adherence to the terms and
conditions of the settlement by the petitioner.
There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the petitioner is
likely to abscond, if released on bail.
Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case,
specifically the settlement arrived at between the parties, but without
commenting upon or expressing any opinion on the merits thereof, this petition
is allowed. In the event of arrest of the petitioner, he be released on bail to the
satisfaction of the Arresting/Investigating Officer. Petitioner shall join
investigation as and when required by the Investigating Agency and comply with
the conditions stipulated in Section 438(2) Cr.P.C.
( LISA GILL )
December 5 , 2017. JUDGE
Whether speaking/reasoned: Yes/No
Whether reportable: Yes/No
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