217 IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
Criminal Misc. M- No. 13763 of 2017 (OM)
Date of decision : August 16, 2017
Dal Chand and another …..Petitioners
State of Haryana ….Respondent
CORAM:- HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE LISA GILL
Present: Mr. Ram Bilas Gupta, Advocate
for the petitioners.
Mr. Sanjay K. Saini, AAG, Haryana.
LISA GILL, J.
Prayer in this petition is for grant of anticipatory bail to the
petitioners in FIR No. 556 dated 25.09.2016 registered under Sections
498A, 506, 323, 494 IPC at Police Station SGM Nagar, District Faridabad.
This petition was dismissed as having been rendered
infructuous qua petitioner No. 1 on 05.05.2017.
Petitioner No. 2 is the mother-in-law of the complainant. It is
submitted that general and vague allegations have been levelled against
petitioner No. 2, who is an old illiterate lady. The complainant i.e. the
daughter-in-law of petitioner No. 2 was married to the petitioners’ son 11
years prior to registration of the FIR. It is submitted that the petitioner and
her husband are living separately from the complainant (daughter-in-law)
and their son. The petitioner’s son was living with the complainant in her
parents house (Ghar Jamai). Thus, allegations against the petitioner are
clearly misconceived. Moreover, petitioner No. 2 has joined investigation
pursuant to interim order dated 05.05.2017. She is not involved in any other
criminal case. It is, thus, prayed that this petition be allowed.
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Learned counsel for the State, ASI Wali Mohammad, verifies
that petitioner No. 2 has joined investigation and her custodial interrogation,
it is submitted, is not required.
There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the
petitioner is likely to abscond or that she is likely to dissuade the
witnesses from deposing true facts in the Court, if released on bail. It is
verified that the petitioner is not involved in any other criminal case.
Keeping in view the facts and circumstances noted above but
without expressing any opinion on the merits of case, it is considered just
and expedient to allow this petition. Consequently, order dated 05.05.2017
is made absolute.
August 16, 2017 Judge
Whether speaking/reasoned : Yes/No
Whether reportable : Yes/No
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