CRM No. 229 of 2019
In Re:- An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure filed on 4th January, 2019 in
connection with Domjur Police Station Case No. 218 of 2018 dated
18.03.2018 under Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal
Code and under Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
Mr. Arghya Chakrabarti,
Mr. Suryanath Banerjee
… for the petitioner
Mr. Swapan Banerjee,
Mrs. Purnima Ghosh
..for the State
The petitioner seeks anticipatory bail in connection with
Domjur Police Station Case No. 218 of 2018 dated 18.03.2018
under Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal Code and under
Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
The petitioner is a brother of the husband of the victim and
claims to be a student and not having resided in the joint mess of
the victim and the husband after their marriage.
The State opposes the prayer, primarily on the ground that
the husband is still absconding and that there are credible witness
statements to the effect that there were demands for dowry by the
in-laws in general and the victim was ill-treated at the matrimonial
home. The State says that the victim was found hanging within
two months of her marriage.
Considering the material against the petitioner and the
extent of this petitioner’s involvement in the incident which
culminated in the death of the victim, there may not be any
justification for taking the petitioner into custody at this stage.
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
will also report to the Investigating Officer at such time and place
as may be specified by the concerned police officer, till the
investigation is completed.
CRM 229 of 2019 is allowed as 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. )