C.R.M. 7078 of 2017
In Re:- An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
In the matter of : (1) Sk. Gulfan @ Sk. Gulfam
(2) Jabeda Begum
(3) Marufa Khatun
Mr. Ayan Bhattacharya
Mr. Shibasis Chatterjee
…..For the petitioners
Ms. Subhasree Patel
……For the State
Apprehending arrest in connection with Uluberia Police
Station F.I.R. No. 688 of 2016 dated 13th November, 2016 under
Sections 498A/326A/307/120B of the Indian Penal Code and
under Sections 3/4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, the petitioners
(parents-in-law and unmarried sister-in-law of the victim) have
applied for anticipatory bail.
We have heard learned advocates for the parties and
perused the materials in the case diary.
The husband who is alleged to be the principal accused is
on bail. We have also granted anticipatory bail to the victim’s
married sister-in-law and her husband. We are also informed
that upon completion of investigation police report (charge-sheet)
under Section 173(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure
(hereafter the ‘Cr.P.C.’) has been filed before the magistrate.
On consideration thereof, we are of the view that personal
liberty of the petitioners need not be curtailed at this stage and
they are entitled to direction, as prayed for in this application.
The application, thus, stands allowed with the direction
that in the event of arrest, the petitioners shall be released on
bail upon furnishing bond of Rs.5,000/- each, with two sureties
of like amount each, one of whom must be local, to the
satisfaction of the Court below.
(Debi Prosad Dey, J.) (Dipankar Datta, J.)