C. R. M. 1064 of 2020
In Re: An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure filed on 27.01.2020 in connection with Amherst Street Women Police Station
Case No. 05 dated 07.06.2019 under Sections 498A/406/341/324/34 of the Indian Penal
Code read with Sections 3/4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act. (G.R. Case No.497 of 2019)
In Re: Govind Jee Ojha @ Govind Ojha
… … Petitioner
Mr. Sourav Chatterjee .. Advocate
Mr. Sauvik Dere .. Advocate
… … for the petitioner
Mr. Sandip Chakraborty .. Advocate
… … for the State
Heard the learned advocate appearing for both the parties.
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioner that he is the husband of the victim. It is
further submitted that the victim-housewife had been staying at her parental home since
Learned advocate appearing for the State produces the case diary and opposes
the prayer for anticipatory bail.
Having considered the materials on record and bearing in mind the nature of
allegations in the light of the aforesaid submission made on behalf of the petitioner, we
are of the opinion that custodial interrogation of the accused/petitioner may not be
necessary in the facts of the present case and he may be granted anticipatory bail.
Accordingly, we direct that in the event of arrest, the accused/petitioner, namely
Govind Jee Ojha @ Govind Ojha, be released on bail upon furnishing a bond of
Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand only), with two sureties of like amount each, to the
satisfaction of the arresting officer and also be subject to the conditions as laid down
under Section 438(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and on further condition
that he shall meet the Investigating Officer once in a week until further orders and shall
appear before the court below and pray for regular bail within four weeks from date.
The application for anticipatory bail is, thus, disposed of.
(Suvra Ghosh, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)