C. R. M. 3012 of 2020 [via video conferencing]
(CRAN 1592 of 2020)
In Re: An application for bail under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in
connection with Gobardanga Police Station Case No.19 of 2020 dated 05.02.2020 under
Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of the Dowry Prohibition
In Re: Narayan Chandra Saha Anr.
… … Petitioners
Mr. Debasis Ray .. Advocate
Mr. Arka Chakraborty .. Advocate
… … for the petitioners
Mr. Sudip Ghosh .. Advocate
… … for the State
In Re : CRAN 1592 of 2020
Petitioners undertake to affirm and stamp the petition/application as per Rules
within 48 hours of resumption of normal functioning of the court. Subject to such
undertaking, the application is taken up for hearing through video conferencing.
Heard the learned advocates appearing for both the parties.
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioners that they are in custody for about 69
days. It is further submitted that co-accused namely, uncle-in-law of the victim-housewife
has been enlarged on bail. It is also submitted that petitioner no.1 namely, father-in-law of
the victim-housewife stands on the same footing with the said co-accused.
Learned advocate appearing for the State opposes the prayer for bail.
Having considered the materials on record and bearing in mind the period of
detention suffered by the petitioner no.1, we consider it prudent to release the petitioner
no.1 on interim bail in the present case however, subject to the following conditions.
Accordingly, the accused/petitioner no.1 namely, Narayan Chandra Saha shall
be released on interim bail on executing personal bond to the satisfaction of the learned
Chief Judicial Magistrate, North 24-Parganas-in-charge subject to condition that the said
petitioner no.1 shall not intimidate witnesses or tamper with evidence in any manner
whatsoever and on further condition that he shall stay at his permanent residence and
shall not move out of his residence without the express permission of the Officer-in-
charge of the police station within whose jurisdiction he shall reside. Petitioner shall be
subjected to medical examination by the medical authorities attached to the correctional
home where he is presently lodged and shall be so released only upon issuance of a fit
certificate by the said authorities. The interim bail shall continue for a period of three
months or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
However, considering the materials on record, we are not inclined to grant
interim bail to the petitioner no.2 namely, Rajkumar Saha at this stage.
The application being CRAN 1592 of 2020 is accordingly, disposed of.
Let this matter appear for further hearing two months hence. Case diary be
produced on that day.
Learned Chief Judicial Magistrate, North 24-Parganas-in-charge as well as all
concerned authorities shall act in terms of the copy downloaded from the official website
of this court.
(Suvra Ghosh, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)