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Amanpreet Singh vs State Of Punjab on 14 February, 2018

Crl. Misc. No. M-25707 of 2017 (OM) -1-

In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh

Crl. Misc. No. M-25707 of 2017 (OM)
Date of Decision: 14.2.2018

Amanpreet Singh ……Petitioner


State of Punjab and another …..Respondents


Present: Mr. R.S.Cheema, Senior Advocate with
Mr. R.K.Trikha, Advocate
for the petitioner.

Mr. K.S.Aulakh, DAG, Punjab.

Mr. Satnam Chauhan, Advocate
for respondent No. 2.




Application is allowed and Annexures P-4 to P-6 are taken on



Through the instant petition, the petitioner is seeking

anticipatory bail in case FIR No. 0133 dated 24.6.2017, registered under

Sections 498-A IPC, Police Station City Kharar, District SAS Nagar


Petitioner was granted interim bail on 18.12.2017. He has

joined the investigation. It was a love marriage and differences arose within

two months of the marriage. The matter was sent for mediation. Mediation

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has failed. It has been informed that the draft which was handed over on

18.12.2017 did not bear the correct name. The complainant has not filed

any application in this regard.

Learned senior counsel for the petitioner states that if there is

any mistake in the draft, the same can returned and they can get a fresh

draft prepared.

Learned senior counsel states that when the matter was before

the counsellors all the articles had been returned to the complainant. The

counsel also submits that the complaint was by the father and there were no

allegations under Section 406 IPC.

The statement was given by the girl after three months of

registration of the FIR where subsequently allegations of demand of dowry

have been made. It is a matter which would be tested at the trial. Custodial

interrogation of the petitioner is not necessary.

Looking to the circumstances, but without commenting on the

merits of the case, the petition is allowed and order dated 18.12.2017

granting interim bail to the petitioner is made absolute subject to the

conditions laid down in Section 438 Sub Section 2 Clauses (i)(ii) and (iii) of

the Code of Criminal Procedure.

February 14, 2018

Whether speaking/reasoned : Yes
Whether reportable : No

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