C.R.M. 11245 of 2018
In the matter of : An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure filed on 11.12.2018 in connection with
Tapan P.S. Case No. 261 of 2018 dated 11.10.2018 under Sections
498A/302/34 of the Indian Penal Code.
In the matter of : Sabitri Barman @ Gandali Anr.
… … petitioners
Mr. Biswajit Manna
… … for the petitioners
Mr. Swapan Banerjee,
Ms. Purnima Ghosh
… … for the State
The petitioners seek anticipatory bail in connection with Tapan P.S.
Case No. 261 of 2018 dated 11.10.2018 under Sections 498A/302/34 of
the Indian Penal Code.
The petitioners are the mother-in-law and brother-in-law of the
victim who appears to have committed suicide about eleven years after her
The husband of the victim is said to be in custody.
The State produces the case diary and refers to the post-mortem
Considering the circumstances leading to the death of the victim and
the fact that these petitioners may not have been involved therein, there is
no need to take them into custody at this stage.
In the event of arrest, the petitioners will be granted bail upon
furnishing bonds of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) each, 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 petitioners are 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.
Certified copies of this order be immediately made available to the
petitioners, subject to compliance with all requisite formalities.
(Abhijit Gangopadhyay, J) (Sanjib Banerjee, J.)