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Decided On : 20.11.2018 vs State Of Himachal Pradesh on 20 November, 2018

    IN THE HIGH COURT OF HIMACHAL PRADESH    
         SHIMLA

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Cr.M.P(M) No. 1420 of 2018

Decided on : 20.11.2018
 
         
          
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
Virender Kumar …Petitioner.
Versus

State of Himachal Pradesh ….Respondent.

Coram: r

The Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sureshwar Thakur, Judge.

Whether approved for reporting?1

For the Petitioner: Mr. P.M Negi, Advocate. 

For the Respondent: Mr.   Hemant   Vaid,   Additional
Advocate   General   with   Mr.

Yudhveer   Singh   Thakur,   and,   Mr.
Vikrant   Chandel,   Deputy   Advocate

Generals. 

 
         
          
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            

Sureshwar Thakur, J (oral)

The   instant   petition   has   been   instituted   by   the

petitioner/bail   applicant   under   Section   439   Cr.P.C,   for   his

being ordered, to, be released from judicial custody, wherein

he   stands   extantly   lodged,   for   his   allegedly   committing

1
Whether reporters of the local papers may be allowed to see the judgment?

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offences   punishable,   under,   Sections   376   and   506   of   Indian

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Penal   Code,   in   case   FIR   No.   242   of   2018   of   29.9.2018,

registered with Police Station, Hamirpur, District Hamirpur,

H.P.

2. The   Director   of   Regional   Forensic   Science

Laboratory,   Mandi,   despite   repeated   reminders   hence   being

purveyed  to him, has not meted  his report, upon, the items

sent thereto, for analysis.  The Secretary Home is directed to

ensure,   that,   appropriate   action   against   the   Director   of

Regional   Forensic   Science   Laboratory,   Mandi,   stands   hence

taken.   A Copy of this Order be sent to Secretary Home, for,

necessary compliance.

3. For   the   reasons   ascribed   hereinafter,   this   Court

does not deem it appropriate, to, wait for the report of RFSL

concerned, as, any affirmative opinion rendered qua the items

sent thereat, for analysis may not negate the effects, of, the

alleged sexual intercourse perpetrated by the bail applicant,

upon, the prosecutrix, being rather consensual, (i) given the

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prosecutrix,   in   her   statement   under   Section   154   of   CrP.C

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making   revelations,   vis­a­vis,   hers   being   subjected   to

continuous   sexual   intercourse(s),   by   the   bail   applicant/   her

father­in­law, for a period ranging upto one year, and, hers not

earlier thereto hence making a motion before the police agency

concerned, (b) the aforesaid inference is also fortified by the

factum   of,   the   prosecutrix   in   her   statement   recorded   under

Section 164 Cr.P.C rather completely resiling from the earlier

therewith statement made by her, under, Section 154 Cr.P.C. 

4. Moreso,   with  at   this   stage,  no   material,   stands

placed on record, by the prosecution, demonstrating, that in

the   event   of   bail   being   granted   to   the   petitioner/bail

applicants,   there   being   every   likelihood   of   his   fleeing   from

justice   or   tampering   with   prosecution   evidence,   hence

constrains this Court  to afford, the facility of bail in favour of

the petitioner/ bail applicant.  Accordingly,  the petitioner/bail

applicant   is   ordered   to   be   released   from   judicial   custody,

subject to compliance by him with the following conditions:­:

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1. That   he   shall   furnish   personal   and   surety

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bonds in the sum of Rs.50,000/­, to the satisfaction

of learned JMIC, Hamirpur. 

2. That   he   shall   join   the   investigation,   as   and

when required by the Investigating agency.

3.

That he shall not directly or indirectly make

any  inducement, threat or promise  to any person

acquainted   with   the   facts   of   the   case   so   as   to

dissuade   him   from   disclosing   such   facts   to   the

Court or to the Police. 

4. That   he   shall   not   leave   India   without   the

prior permission of the Court. 

5. That   he   shall   deposit   his   passport,   if   any,

with the Police Station, concerned. 

6. That   in   case   of   violation   of   any   of   the

conditions,   the   bail   granted   to   the   bail   applicant

shall be forfeited and he shall be liable to be taken

into custody.

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5. Any   observation   made   herein   above   shall   not   be

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taken as an expression of opinion on the merits of the case and

the trial  Court  shall decide  the matter  uninfluenced by any

observation made herein above.  

Copy dasti.  

20th November, 2018.      

(priti)
r to  ( Sureshwar Thakur ),
   Judge. 

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