A 226 17.01.2019
C.R.M. 11634 of 2018
In the matter of : An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure filed on 18.12.2018 in connection with
Bankura P.S. Case No. 245 of 2018 dated 19.09.2018 under Sections
498A/304B of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 3/4 of the Dowry
In the matter of : Rekha Dutta
… … petitioner
Mr. Samiran Mandal
… … for the petitioner
Mr. Arijit Ganguly,
Mr. Avik Ghatak
… … for the State
The petitioner seeks anticipatory bail in connection with Bankura P.S.
Case No. 245 of 2018 dated 19.09.2018 under Sections 498A/304B of the
Indian Penal Code and Sections 3/4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
The petitioner is the mother-in-law of the victim who apparently
committed suicide within a few years of her marriage.
The husband of the victim has been arrested.
The State produces the case diary and though there are some
allegations of ill-treatment at the matrimonial home, there is no material
linking this petitioner to the unnatural death of the victim.
Accordingly, in the event of arrest, the petitioner will be granted bail
upon furnishing a bond of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only), with
two sureties of Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees five thousand only) each, one of whom
must be local, to the satisfaction of the arresting officer, subject to the
conditions as laid down in Section 438(2) of the Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1973. In addition, the petitioner is directed to meet the
investigating officer at such time and place as may be specified by the
concerned police officer, till the investigation is completed.
The petition for anticipatory bail is allowed subject to the conditions
as indicated above.
A certified copy of this order be immediately made available to the
petitioner, subject to compliance with all requisite formalities.
(Suvra Ghosh, J.) (Sanjib Banerjee, J.)