CRM 7499 of 2019
In Re: An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the Code of
Criminal Procedure filed on 14.08.2019 in connection with Uluberia Police
Station Case No.740 of 2018 dated 17.11.2018 under Sections
498A/Section304B/Section302/Section34 of the Indian Penal Code.
In Re: Sanjoy Gonra Ors.
… … Petitioners.
Mr. Tanmay Chowdhury
… for the Petitioners.
Mr. Saswata Gopal Mukherjee, Ld. P.P.,
Mr. Aniket Mitra
… … for the State.
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioners that they are in-laws of the
victim housewife and they have been falsely implicated in the instant case and
the husband of the victim housewife is presently on regular bail.
Learned lawyer for the State opposes the prayer for anticipatory bail and
submits that the victim housewife was subjected to torture by the petitioners and
the victim housewife suffered unnatural death due to hanging within eight
months of marriage.
Having considered the materials on record and keeping in mind the active
role of petitioner Nos.2 and 3 in the torture of the victim housewife resulting in
her unnatural death within eight months of marriage, we are not inclined to
grant anticipatory bail to the petitioner Nos.2 and 3.
However, keeping in mind the extent of complicity of the petitioner No.1 in
the alleged crime, we are inclined to grant anticipatory bail to the petitioner No.1.
Accordingly, we direct that in the event of arrest, the petitioner No.1 be
released on bail upon furnishing a bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand
only), 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 condition that the petitioner No.1
shall appear before the court below and pray for regular bail within a period of
four weeks from date.
The application for anticipatory bail is, thus, disposed of.
(Jay Sengupta, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)