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Hasmukhbhai Rameshbhai … vs State Of Gujarat & on 5 February, 2018

R/CR.MA/1923/2018 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR ANTICIPATORY BAIL) NO. 1923 of
2018

HASMUKHBHAI RAMESHBHAI CHUDASAMA….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT 1….Respondent(s)

Appearance:
MR VILAV K BHATIA, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1
MR RAKESH PATEL, APP for the Respondent(s) No. 1
RULE SERVED for the Respondent(s) No. 2

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE J.B.PARDIWALA

Date : 05/02/2018

ORAL ORDER

1 By way of the present application under Section 438 of the Code 
of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the applicant ­ original accused has prayed 
to   release   him   on   anticipatory   bail   in   the   event   of   his   arrest   in 
connection   with   the  First   Information   Report   being  C.R.  No.I­320  of 
2017   registered   with   the   Krishnanagar   Police   Station,   District: 
Ahmedabad of the offence punishable under Sections 323, 294B, 498A, 
506(2), 406, 420 and 377 read with 114 of the Indian Penal Code and 
Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act. 

2 The learned advocate appearing on behalf of the applicant would 
submit that considering the nature of the offence, the applicant may be 
enlarged on anticipatory bail by imposing suitable conditions.

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3 On the other hand, the learned APP appearing on behalf of the 

respondent­State has opposed this application for grant of anticipatory 
bail to the applicant looking to the nature and gravity of the offence.

4 I have heard the learned advocates appearing for the respective 
parties,   perused   the   investigation   papers   and   have   also   taken   into 
consideration   the   facts   of   the   case,   nature   of   the   allegations,   role 
attributed to the applicant­accused, and without discussing the evidence 
in detail, at this stage, I am inclined to grant anticipatory bail to the 
applicant. 

5 This Court has also taken into consideration the law laid down by 
the Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of  Siddharam Satlingappa Mhetre 
vs. State of Maharashtra and Others, reported in [2011] 1 SCC 6941, 
wherein   the  Hon’ble   Apex  Court  reiterated  the   law  laid  down  by  the 
Constitutional   Bench   in   the   case   of  Shri   Gurubaksh  Singh  Sibbia    
Others, reported in (1980) 2 SCC 665.

6 The learned advocate for the applicant, on instructions, states that 
the   applicant   is   ready   and   willing   to   abide   by   all   the   conditions, 
including   impositions   of   conditions   with   regard   to   the   powers   of   the 
Investigating Agency to file an application before the competent court 
for   his   remand.   He   would   further   submit   that   upon   filing   of   such 
application   by   the   Investigating   Agency,   the   right   of   the   applicant­
accused to oppose such application on merits may be kept open.

7 In the result, the present application is allowed by directing that in 
the event of arrest of the applicant herein in connection with the First 
Information Report being being C.R. No.I­320 of 2017 registered with 
the Krishnanagar Police Station, District: Ahmedabad,  the  applicant 

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shall   be   released   on   bail   on   his   furnishing   a   personal   bond   of 
Rs.10,000/­   (Rupees   ten   thousand   only)   with   one   surety   of   the   like 
amount on the following conditions that he shall:

(a)   cooperate   with   the   investigation   and   make   himself 
available for interrogation whenever required;

(b) remain present  at the concerned Police  Station  on  7 th 
January 2018 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 facts of the case so 
as to dissuade him/them from disclosing such facts to 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   his   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 just and proper and 
the learned Magistrate would decide the same on merits;

8 Despite this order, it would be open for the Investigating Agency 
to apply to the competent Magistrate for police remand of the applicant. 
The applicant 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, 

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without prejudice to the rights of the accused to seek stay against an 
order of remand if, ultimately, granted, and the powers of the learned 
Magistrate to consider such a request in accordance with law. 

9 It is clarified that the applicant, even if, remanded to the police 
custody, upon completion of such period of police remand, shall be set 
free immediately, subject to the other conditions of this anticipatory bail 
order.

10 At the trial, the trial Court shall not be influenced by the  prima 
facie  observations made by this Court while enlarging the applicant on 
bail. Rule is made absolute. Direct service is permitted.

(J.B.PARDIWALA, J.)
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