A 497 28.01.2019
C.R.M. 9437 of 2018
In the matter of : An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure filed on 12.10.2018 in connection with
Ranaghat P.S. Case No. 330 of 2018 dated 27.09.2018 under Sections
498A/302 of the Indian Penal Code.
In the matter of : Sri Ripan Biswas Ors.
… … petitioners
Mr. Sananda Bhattacharyya
… … for the petitioners
Ms. Sreeparna Das
… … for the State
The petitioners seek anticipatory bail in connection with Ranaghat
P.S. Case No. 330 of 2018 dated 27.09.2018 under Sections 498A/302 of
the Indian Penal Code.
The petitioners are the close relatives of the husband of the victim.
The husband has been arrested.
The State produces the case diary and refers to some of the
statements recorded under Section 164 of the Code. It appears that the
victim may have died due to burn injuries.
Considering the material available in the case diary as well as the
extent of involvement of the present petitioners in the incident which led to
the unnatural death of the victim, the custodial interrogation of the
petitioners may not be required at this stage as long as they cooperate with
the investigating agency.
In the event of arrest, the petitioners will be granted bail upon
furnishing a bond of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) each, with
two sureties of Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees five thousand only) each 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.
(Suvra Ghosh, J.) (Sanjib Banerjee, J.)