CRM No. 2579 of 2019
Re: An application for bail under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure filed on 4th March, 2019 in connection with Khandaghosh Police
Station Case No.243 of 2018 dated 17.12.2018 under Sections
498A/306/34 of the Indian Penal Code.
In Re: Lalon Malik Ors.
Mr. Uday Sankar Chattopadhyay
Mr. Santanu Maji
Ms. Snigdha Saha
… For the Petitioners
Mr. Parthapratim Das
… For the State
The petitioners seek bail in connection Khandaghosh Police Station
Case No.243 of 2018 dated 17.12.2018 under Sections 498A/306/34 of the
Indian Penal Code.
The petitioners are the husband and the parents-in-law of the victim
whose body was discovered from a water-body barely 100 metre from the
matrimonial home about ten years after her marriage.
The State refers to the post-mortem report which indicates certain
observations of minor ante-mortem injuries and pens the cause of death to
The State also refers to the statements of some of the neighbours of
an altercation the day before the victim went missing on December 12,
2018 before her body was found a day later. The principal charge levelled is
of abetting suicide. In the circumstances, there is no question of further
detention of the petitioners who have remained in custody close to three
The petitioners will be released on bail upon furnishing a bond of
Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) each, with two sureties of like
amount, to the satisfaction of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Purba
Bardhaman on the conditions that the petitioners will not intimidate any
witness or tamper with any evidence in any manner whatsoever and the
petitioner will be obliged to attend Court on the dates fixed for the trial.
In the event the petitioners violate any of the conditions indicated
above, the trial court will be at liberty to cancel the bail without reference to
The prayer for bail is allowed, subject to the conditions stated above.
Certified photocopies of this order, if applied for, be supplied to the
parties upon compliance with all requisite formalities.
(Sanjib Banerjee, J.)
(Suvra Ghosh, J.)