202 IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
Criminal Misc. No. M- 20200 of 2016 (OM)
Date of decision : April 06, 2018
Sarabjit Singh …..Petitioner
U.T. Administration and others ….Respondents
CORAM:- HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE LISA GILL
Present: Mr. Viney Puri, Advocate for the petitioner.
Ms. Ashima Mor, APP, UT, Chandigarh.
Mr. D.S. Nigha, Advocate
for Smt. Kuldeep Kaur – mother of the complainant.
LISA GILL, J.
Prayer in this petition is for grant of anticipatory bail to the
petitioner in FIR No. 43 dated 04.05.2016 under Section 406/498A IPC
registered at Police Station Women, Sector 17, Chandigarh.
It is submitted that the FIR in question was registered due to
temperamental differences and the fact that the petitioner suffered a heart
attack at the age of 35. The complainant left the petitioner’s company out of
her own accord and refused to cohabit with the petitioner. The present FIR
It is further submitted that the complainant unfortunately
passed away on 09.02.2017. The parties had earlier been referred to the
Mediation and Conciliation Centre of this Court in October, 2016. The
matter has now been compromised by the petitioner with his mother-in-law
i.e. the mother of the complainant. Demand draft dated 05.04.2018 for a sum
of `2 lakhs in favour of Kuldeep Kaur wife of Manjit Singh i.e. the
petitioner’s mother-in-law has been handed over to Kuldeep Kaur, who is
present in Court, duly identified by her counsel. The petitioner undertakes
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to hand over rest of the settled amount of `3,50,000/- to Kuldeep Kaur on or
Learned counsel for Kuldeep Kaur – mother of the complainant
(since deceased) submits that his client has no objection, in case, this
petition is allowed subject to the petitioner strictly adhering to the terms and
conditions of the settlement.
Learned counsel for the State, on instructions from SI Ram
Kumar, verifies that the petitioner has joined investigation. He is not
involved in any other criminal case.
There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the
petitioner is likely to abscond or that he is likely to dissuade the
witnesses from deposing true facts in the Court, if released on bail.
Keeping in view the facts and circumstances noted above but
without expressing any opinion on the merits of case, it is considered just
and expedient to allow this petition. Consequently, order dated 03.06.2016
is made absolute.
April 06, 2018 Judge
Whether speaking/reasoned : Yes/No
Whether reportable : Yes/No
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