C. R. M. 3391 of 2019
In Re: An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure filed on 19.03.2019 in connection with Shantipur Police Station Case No. 61 of
2019 dated 06.02.2019 under Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal Code.
In Re: Keshta Rajowar @ Kesto Rajoar Ors.
… … Petitioners
Mr. Subir Debnath .. Advocate
Mr. Soham Banerjee .. Advocate
… … for the petitioners
Mr. Atif Ahmed Siddiqui .. Advocate
… … for the State
Heard the learned advocate appearing for both the parties.
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioners that petitioner no.1 is the father-in-law
of the victim-housewife, petitioner no.2 is her uncle-in-law and petitioner nos.3 4 are the
aunts-in-law of the said housewife. It is further submitted that they have been falsely
implicated in the instant case.
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 and in view of the fact that the principal
accuseds i.e. the husband and mother-in-law of the victim-housewife are in custody, we
are of the opinion that custodial interrogation of the accused/petitioners may not be
necessary in the facts of the present case and they may be granted anticipatory bail.
Accordingly, we direct that in the event of arrest, the accused/petitioners,
namely (1) Keshta Rajowar @ Kesto Rajoar, (2) Utpal Rjoyar @ Utpal Rajoar, (3)
Dipali Rajoyar @ Dipali Rajoar (4) Chhabi Rajowar @ Sardar, be released on bail
upon furnishing a 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 they shall appear before the court below and pray for
regular bail within a fortnight from date.
The application for anticipatory bail is, thus, disposed of.
(Manojit Mandal, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)