Sabnam @ Sabuben vs State Of Gujarat on 8 February, 2018

R/CR.MA/2693/2018 ORDER



STATE OF GUJARAT….Respondent(s)

MR ASHISH M DAGLI, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1 – 2
MS HB PUNANI, ADDL. PUBLIC PROSECUTOR for the Respondent(s) No. 1


Date : 08/02/2018


1. Heard Mr. Dagli, learned advocate for the applicants and
learned APP, for the respondent-State.

2. This application is filed under Section 439 of the Code of
Criminal Procedure for regular bail in connection with F.I.R.
registered at C.R. No. I – 2/2018 with Salaya Marine
Police Station for the offences punishable under
306, 114 of the IPC.

2.1 The gist of the case is that his daughter was married to
one Imran and out of said wedlock, they have one daughter.
After marriage, she used to complain about the mental and
physical torture being meted out to her at the hands of her in-
laws. That the complainant received call from his brother-in-
law informing that her daughter got died and therefore,
present FIR.

3. Considering the police papers supplied by learned APP

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during the course of hearing, there are general allegations
made against the applicant. Substantial investigation is over.
The applicants are female accused and are residing nearby
house of the deceased. The analysis and scrutiny of police
papers, as it is, does not disclose with unqualified clarity to
come to conclusive finding at threshold the applicants’
unassailable finding of culpability under
section 306 of the
IPC. The materials on record do not indicate, prima facie, any
act of cruelty or harassment, mental or physical, so as to
persistently/continuously provoke the deceased to take
extreme step with no other option. No such persistent or
consistent applicants’ conduct, which requires culpability, is
found in the police papers, more particularly, from the
statement of the near and dear to the deceased. No doubt,
the deceased died due to unnatural death and she was not
happy. To attract
section 306, there has to be clear mens rea
to commit an offence and active and direct role leading the
deceased to commit suicide. The averments made in the FIR
are very general in its nature allegedly involved entire family
and attributes same and identical role to all the persons
charged. Additionally, the alleged offence do not provide
punishment either life imprisonment or death penalty and
therefore, there is no likelihood or possibility to jump the bail
or escape the trial out of fear of conviction and therefore,
present Criminal Misc. Application deserves consideration.

4. Hence, the application is allowed and the applicants are
ordered to be released on bail in connection with C.R. No. I –
2/2018 with Salaya Marine Police Station on executing a
bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) each
with one surety of the like amount to the satisfaction of the

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trial Court and subject to the conditions that they shall;

[a] not take undue advantage of liberty or misuse

[b] not act in a manner injurious to the interest of the

[c] not leave the territory of India without prior
permission of the Sessions Judge concerned;

[d] appear before the Investigation Officer concerned,
as and when required for investigation purpose and
attend the Court concerned regularly.

[e] furnish the present address of residence along with
the proof to the I.O. concerned and also to the
Court at the time of execution of the bond and shall
not change the residence without prior permission
of Sessions Court concerned;

5. The competent authority will release the applicants only
if they are not required in connection with any other offence
for the time being. If breach of any of the above conditions is
committed, the Sessions Judge concerned will be free to take
appropriate action in the matter. Bail bond to be executed
before the lower court having jurisdiction to try the case. It
will be open for the concerned Court to delete, modify and/or
relax any of the above conditions in accordance with law. At
the trial, the trial court shall not be influenced by the
observations of preliminary nature, qua the evidence at this
stage, made by this Court while enlarging the applicants on

6. Rule made absolute to the aforesaid extent. Direct
service is permitted.

(S.H.VORA, J.)

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