CRM No. 7303 of 2018
Re:- An application for anticipatory bail under section 438 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure filed on 6.9.2018 in connection with
Asansol (South) Police Station Case No.223/2018 dated 14.07.2018
under Sections 498A/306/506/34 of the Indian Penal Code
(corresponding to G.R. Case No. 1861 of 2018).
Chandana Pal and others
Mr. Somnath Banerjee, Advocate
Mr. Pronojit Roy, Advocate
..for the Petitioners
Mr. Aditishankar Chakraborty, Advocate
Mrs. Sutapa Banerjee, Advocate
.. for the State
The petitioners seek anticipatory bail in connection with Asansol
(South) Police Station Case No.223/2018 dated 14.07.2018 under
Sections 498A/306/506/34 of the Indian Penal Code (corresponding to
G.R. Case No. 1861 of 2018).
The petitioners are the parents-in-law, married sister-in-law, a
brother-in-law and the son of the sister-in-law, who claim not to have
been involved in the incident which led to the death of the victim, some
six years after her marriage.
The husband is in custody.
The State produces the case diary and it appears from the post-
mortem report that the death may have been suicidal in nature.
There is no eye witness to the incident which led to the death of
the victim. There are general allegations of demand of dowry and
torture. However, these do not directly link the petitioners to the death
of the victim.
Accordingly, in the event of arrest the petitioners will be
granted bail upon furnishing security of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees ten
thousand only) each, 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 petitioners will also report to the Investigating
Officer at such time and place as may be specified by the concerned
The petition for anticipatory bail is allowed subject to the
conditions as indicated above.
A certified copy of this order be immediately made available to
the petitioners subject to compliance with all requisite formalities.
(Abhijit Gangopadhyay, J.) (Sanjib Banerjee, J. )