IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE RAJA VIJAYARAGHAVAN V
MONDAY, THE 10TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2018 / 19TH AGRAHAYANA, 1940
Bail Appl..No. 8185 of 2018
CRIME NO. 1589/2018 OF KALAMASSERY POLICE STATION, ERNAKULAM
1 ARUN.C.A., AGED 30 YEARS,
S/O.ABDUL RAHMAN, ARAFA VILLA, KANIYAMKUNNU,
NEAR U.C.COLLEGE, ALUVA.P.O,
ERNAKULAM DISTRICT, PIN-683102.
2 LAILA, AGED 66 YEARS,
W/O.ABDUL RAHMAN, ARAFA VILLA,
KANIYAMKUNNU, NEAR U.C.COLLEGE, ALUVA.P.O,
ERNAKULAM DISTRICT, PIN-683102.
3 ABDUL RAHMAN, AGED 66 YEARS,
S/O.KOCHUNNI, ARAFA VILLA,
KANIYAMKUNNU, NEAR U.C.COLLEGE,
ALUVA.P.O, ERNAKULAM DISTRICT, PIN-683102.
BY ADV. SRI.DINESH MATHEW J.MURICKEN
STATE OF KERALA,
REPRESENTED BY THE INSPECTOR OF POLICE,
KALAMASSERY CBCID, THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR,
HIGH COURT OF KERALA, ERNAKULAM-682031.
SRI T R RENJITH, PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
THIS BAIL APPLICATION HAVING COME UP FOR ADMISSION ON 10.12.2018,
THE COURT ON THE SAME DAY PASSED THE FOLLOWING:
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This application is filed under Section 439 of the Cr.P.C.
2. The 1st applicant herein is the son of applicant Nos.2 and
3. They are the accused in Crime No.1589 of 2018 registered at the
Kalamassery Police Station under Sections 498A and 304B r/w
Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
3. The wife of the 1st applicant, committed suicide on
14.9.2018 by hanging herself while she was residing in her parental
home. According to the prosecution, the 1 st applicant after marrying
the deceased in the year 2014, subjected the lady to physical and
mental harassment demanding dowry. The applicant Nos. 2 and 3
are alleged to have actively aided the 1 st accused to commit the
4. The learned counsel appearing for the applicants
submitted that applicants herein are quite innocent. According to
the learned counsel, the wife of the 1st applicant was hypersensitive
to ordinary petulance and used to be disturbed for minor discords
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which happen in every matrimonial home. According to the learned
counsel, numerous letters were issued by the deceased to the 1 st
applicant just prior to the birth of the second child and she had not
alleged that the applicants had subjected her to any act of cruelty. It
is further urged that the applicants were arrested on 20.11.2018 and
they were given in police custody. He prays that the applicants be
released on bail.
5. The learned Public Prosecutor has opposed the prayer. It
is submitted that the death had occurred within 7 years of marriage
and hence, the presumption under Sections 113A and 113B would
6. I have considered the submissions advanced. Having gone
through the statement of the parents of the deceased and the letter
purportedly sent by the deceased to the 1 st applicant, I am of the
view that further detention in custody of the applicants are not
required. Furthermore, much progress has been achieved insofar as
the investigation is concerned. The applicants were also given in
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7. In the result, this application will stand allowed. The
applicants shall be released on bail on their executing a bond for
Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand only) each with two solvent
sureties each for the like sum to the satisfaction of the court having
jurisdiction. The above order shall be subject to the following
1). The 1st applicant shall appear before the
Investigating Officer on all Saturdays between 9
a.m. and 11 a.m., for a period of two months or till
final report is filed, whichever is earlier. The
applicant Nos. 2 and 3 shall appear as and when
directed to do so.
2). They shall not intimidate or attempt to influence
the witnesses; nor shall they tamper with the
3). They shall not commit any offence while on bail.
In case of violation of any of the above conditions, the
jurisdictional Court shall be empowered to consider the application
for cancellation, if any, and pass appropriate orders in accordance
with the law.
RAJA VIJAYARAGHAVAN V.,
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