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IN THE HIGH COURT FOR THE STATES OF PUNJAB AND
HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
CRM-M No.32096 of 2019 (OM)
Date of Decision.20.02.2020
Awais Ansari …Petitioner
State of Haryana …Respondent
CORAM:HON’BLE MS. JUSTICE JAISHREE THAKUR
Present: Mr. Naveen Sheokand, Advocate
for the petitioner.
Ms. Mahima Yashpal, AAG, Haryana.
Mr. R. Kartikeya, Advocate
for the complainant.
JAISHREE THAKUR J. (ORAL)
The miscellaneous application is allowed as prayed for.
Section 420 IPC is permitted to be added in the head-note as well as prayer
clause of the bail petition. Registry to do the needful.
Documents annexures P14 and P15 are permitted to be taken on
CRM-M No.32096 of 2019
1. The instant petition has been filed under Section 438 read with
Section 482 Cr.P.C. for grant of anticipatory bail to the petitioner in case
FIR No.54 dated 24.08.2018 registered under Sections 406, 498A IPC
(Section 420 IPC added later on) at Police Station Women Police Station,
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2. During the proceedings of this case a Look Out Circular had
been issued against the petitioner herein on account of the fact that he did
not put in appearance before the Investigating Officer. The petitioner has
put in appearance and has joined investigation on 27.01.2020 on the
directions of this Court.
3. Learned counsel for the petitioner inter alia contends that the
marriage between the parties was solemnized on 23.11.2010 and thereafter
the parties left India and settled abroad, where certain proceedings are
already pending between them. It is contended that the present case has
been registered after a period of 10 years and the proceedings here are not
sustainable since no offence has been committed here in India. It is also
argued that during the time, the parties resided in India there was no
complaint that had been filed on behalf of the complainant.
3. The petitioner on appearance before this Court was directed to
join investigation and as per Head Constable Parveen, the petitioner has
joined the investigation on 27.01.2020. On the last date of hearing, a
contention had been raised by the counsel for the complainant that certain
transactions had taken place between the petitioner and the mother of the
complainant, wherein she had transferred money into the account of
petitioner herein, which money was yet to be recovered. This Court had
directed the petitioner herein to appear and show that the amount had been
refunded as stated by him. It appears that the petitioner did put in
appearance before the Investigating Officer and was able to establish that he
had transferred an amount of $10,000/- besides an amount of Rs.1,40,000/-
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into the account of complainant.
4. Be that as it may, without going into any further details, the
petitioner herein having already joined investigation, his custodial
interrogation would not be required. Interim bail as granted to him can be
5. The instant petition is accordingly allowed and the order dated
21.08.2019 granting interim bail to the petitioner is made absolute, subject
to the conditions laid down in Section 438 (2) Cr.P.C. The Look Out
Circular would also stand cancelled.
6. Any observations that have been made herein are only for the
purpose of allowing bail to the petitioner and would not be construed as
observations on the merits of the case.
February 20, 2020
Whether speaking/reasoned Yes/No
Whether reportable Yes/No
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