C. R. M. 1698 of 2019
In Re: An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure filed on 07.02.2019 in connection with Pandua Police Station Case No. 653 of
2018 dated 16.12.2018 under Sections 498A/406/323 of the Indian Penal Code.
In Re: Ujjal Banerjee Anr.
… … Petitioners
Mr. Suman Chakraborty .. Advocate
… … for the petitioners
Mr. M. A. Imran Siddiqui .. Advocate
… … for the de-facto complainant
Mr. Sandip Chakraborty .. Advocate
… … for the State
Heard the learned advocate appearing for the respective parties.
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioners that the allegations of torture are out
and out false and that the principal accused i.e. the husband is in custody.
Learned advocate for the de-facto complainant submits that all the stridhan
articles have not been recovered.
In rebuttal, learned advocate for the petitioners submits that the stridhan articles
have already been recovered.
Learned advocate for the State produces the case diary and opposes the prayer
for anticipatory bail.
Having considered the materials on record and bearing in mind the extent of
complicity of the petitioners in the alleged crime, we are of the opinion although custodial
interrogation of the accused/petitioners may not be necessary in the facts of the present
case, they require to cooperate with the investigation in accordance with law.
Accordingly, we direct that in the event of arrest, the accused/petitioners,
namely (1) Ujjal Banerjee (2) Moumita Dey @ Maya Rani Dey, be released on bail
upon furnishing bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand only) each, with two sureties
of like amount each, to the satisfaction of the arresting officer and also be subject to the
conditions as laid down under Section 438(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
and on further condition that the petitioner no.1 shall meet the Investigating Officer once in
a week until further orders.
The application for anticipatory bail is, thus, disposed of.
(Manojit Mandal, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)