Item No. 60
C.R.R. 3406 of 2019
In Re.: An Application under Section 482 read with Section
483 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
In the matter of : Gagandeep Singh Bindra alias Gagandip
Mr. Angshuman Chakraborty,
Mr. S.S. Saha …For the petitioner
Mr. S.G. Mukherjee,
Ms. Sayanti Santra …For the State
The petitioner has filed affidavit of service.
None appears for the added opposite party no. 2 despite
receipt of notice.
State of West Bengal is represented through counsel.
The petitioner, being the accused, has approached before this
Court for a direction upon the learned Magistrate for expeditious
disposal of the CGR 2133 of 2016, corresponding to T.R. 440 of
2017, arising out of Charumarket Police Station Case No. 86 dated
May 10, 2016 under Section 498A/Section406/Section34 of the Indian Penal
Code and Sections 3/Section4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act by filing an
application under Section 482 read with Section 483 of the Code of
Learned counsel appearing for the petitioner submits that the
present case was initiated on the basis of an First Information
Report, dated May 10, 2016. After completion of investigation,
charge sheet was submitted on June 28, 2016. The charge against
the present petitioner and others were framed on August 27, 2018.
Out of the five chargesheeted witnesses, none has been examined
by the learned Magistrate so far. According to his contention,
several dates were being fixed, but none of the prosecution
witnesses turned out. The next date for recording evidence of the
prosecution witnesses has been fixed on December 21, 2019.
Having regard to the submission made by the learned
counsel appearing for the petitioner, the learned Magistrate is
requested to take utmost effort to conclude the proceeding of the
present case as expeditiously as possible, preferably within a
period of one year from the date of communication of this order to
the court below. At the same time, the prosecution and defence
are directed to assist the learned Magistrate so that the trial can
be concluded within the time as framed by this Court
With the above directions, the present revisional application,
being C.R.R. 3406 of 2019, is disposed of.
Urgent photostat certified copies of this order, if applied for,
be made available to the parties upon compliance of necessary
(Madhumati Mitra, J)