IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU
DATED THIS THE 15TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2017
THE HON’BLE MR.JUSTICE BUDIHAL R.B.
CRIMINAL PETITION NO.8511/2017
Sri Naveen @ Naveen Kumar
S/o Late Venkatappa
Aged about 28 years
Pin-562 101. … PETITIONER
(By Sri Sudharshana M L, Adv.)
State of Karnataka
By Town Police
By State Public Prosecutor
High Court Building
Bengaluru-560 001. …RESPONDENT
(By Sri Chetan Desai, HCGP)
This Criminal Petition is filed under Section 439 of the
Cr.P.C. praying to enlarge the petitioner on bail in
Cr.No.232/2016 (C.C.No.547/2017) in Chikkaballapura
Town P.S., Chikkaballapura District, for the offences P/U/Ss
498(A), 302, 304(B) read with Section 34 of IPC and Sections
3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
This Criminal Petition coming on for orders this day,
the Court made the following:
This petition is filed by the accused No.1 under
Dowry Prohibition Act registered in respondent – police
station Crime No.232/2016 and now pending in
S.C.No.61/2017 on the file of I Addl. District and
Sessions Judge, Chickballapura.
2. The complainant is the mother of the deceased
wherein it is stated that her daughter was given in
marriage to the petitioner herein about four years back.
The couple are having one male child of two years old as
on the date of incident. It is also stated that petitioner’s
parents and his brother were giving ill-treatment and
harassment to the deceased in connection with dowry
amount and because of that reason, she committed
suicide by hanging on 14.12.2016. On the basis of the
said complaint case was registered for the above said
3. Heard the arguments of the learned counsel
appearing for the petitioner/accused No.1 and also the
learned High Court Government Pleader appearing for
4. I have perused the grounds urged in the bail
petition, FIR, complaint and other materials placed on
5. Though there are allegations in the complaint
by the mother of the deceased against the petitioner,
but petitioner has denied all the allegations stating that
false allegations are made and he is innocent and not
involved in committing the alleged offences nor
demanded dowry amount and not given any ill-
treatment to the deceased in connection with dowry
6. According to the prosecution the incident took
place in the parental house of the deceased and in the
complaint there is no mention by the mother that her
daughter was telling her about the alleged ill treatment
and harassment to her in connection with dowry. No
doubt the mother has stated that they were giving ill-
treatment and harassment to her daughter. Now the
investigation is completed and charge sheet is also filed.
The alleged offences are not exclusively punishable with
death or imprisonment for life. Hence, I am of the
opinion that petitioner can be admitted to regular bail.
7. Accordingly, petition is allowed.
Petitioner/accused No.1 is ordered to be released on
bail for the offences punishable under Sections 498A,
respondent – police station Crime No.232/2016, subject
to the following conditions:
i. Petitioner shall execute a personal
bond for a sum of Rs.1,00,000/- and
furnish one surety for the likesum to
the satisfaction of the concerned Court.
ii. Petitioner shall not tamper with any of
the prosecution witnesses, directly or
iii. Petitioner shall appear before the
concerned Court regularly.